TYSON FURY has tipped recent sparring partner Alen Babic to get his hands on a world title.
The Gyspy King got up close and personal with the Croatian clubber late last year as he helped him prepare for his Tottenham trilogy fight with Derek Chisora.
The hard spars in Morecambe impressed the WBC heavyweight king, who has no doubt in his mind that The Savage will eventually get his hands on a belt.
Babic told Boxing Social: “We had four sparring sessions a week, so we really tried each other.
"He was impressed and he – Tyson Fury – told me I was gonna be the world champ.
"There is not doubt about that. I like oh god that means so much.
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"The first man who said it was Dillian Whyte, so there is no comparison to that, but when Tyson Fury tells you what you’re gonna be, that is the second best.”
Babic's ferocity also impressed Fury's recent opponent Dillian Whyte, who currently acts as his manager.
When pressed on the pair's assessments of him, he said: “They saw me in the ring.
"I’m not gonna stop. You can knock me the f**k out I’m gonna be back up.
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"I don’t care about being punched in the face.
"Everybody keeps saying, ‘Oh you gotta reserve your health!’ F**k you, you’re not me. You reserve your health.
"You keep after yourself, don’t look after me.
"Because nobody looked after me when I was nothing – so I will say where were you then?”
Babic, 32, claimed the inaugural WBC silver bridgerweight world title in his last outing against Adam Balski last May.
But he's hellbent on becoming a champion at heavyweight.
He said: "I’m the smallest heavyweight alive, and I’m gonna fight for the belt one day.
"You’re gonna see it. You are all gonna witness it.”
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Babic currently doesn't have a fight booked but is expected to return to the ring in the coming months.
Fury, meanwhile, is gearing up for a historic undisputed fight with pound-for-pound king Oleksandr Usyk.
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