Former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has responded to Tyson Fury's training offer.

Last month, Joshua suffered the second defeat of his career when he was outboxed over twelve rounds by Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua has since exercised an immediate rematch clause.

He hopes to reclaim the IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO titles in early 2022, with the second meeting being positioned for a date in March.

In aftermath of the loss, Fury offered to train Joshua for the rematch.

Fury, who holds the WBC title, believes Joshua needs his help in order to win the fight.

"I believe that if I trained Anthony Joshua for the fight with Usyk, then he’d definitely win the fight," Fury told Fox Sports Australia. I’m offering my services to him – for me to train him for his rematch. And I guarantee he would win. I’d get him to fight like a big man."

Joshua doubts the offer is serious, but he's more than happy to allow Fury access to the training camp - and he's even willing to spar with Fury.

"Yeah lovely mate, [he can train me], if he takes no money for it. I don’t know if he’s after a quid or two,’ Joshua told IFL TV.

"He’s more than welcome to come through the doors, he can even spar with me as well. I need a coach that’s lived it, breathed it, so it’ll be perfect. That’ll be the easiest way to get him in the ring. I’ll set up a camera, Eddie [Hearn] will be there with a few cameras running it on Facebook or YouTube.

"I’m seeing pictures with Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Archie Moore, Muhammad Ali, all sitting together, in each others training camps. I feel like I’ve been tucked away a lot. Come into my training camp, come and see what the heavyweight champion gets up to. Tyson can definitely come and watch me train, 100 percent. Sparring ain’t fighting, so he can definitely come in, he’s more than welcome to step in to the gym and give me some tips. I’m not fighting him next anyway so he ain’t got nothing to worry about."