Tyson Fury has responded to Anthony Joshua’s comments after the world champion boxer told the 29-year-old to ‘get fit you fat f*ck’ ahead of a highly-anticipated potential showdown between the two in 2018.
Joshua went on the assault on Twitter this week, taunting multiple potential opponents including Fury, Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker.
In typical fashion the undefeated Fury was keen to big himself up in light of Joshua’s criticisms.
& @Tyson_Fury get fit you fat fuck
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) November 9, 2017
Fury has not fought since his November 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitscho after which he lost his license, battled with mental health issues and seemed to pile on the pounds in his absence from the ring.
But ‘The Gypsy King’ issued a stern warning to his rival via Instagram recently, saying that he could make light work of Joshua even at 25 stone.
Referring to Joshua’s recent victory over Carlos Takam, Fury was less than convinced by AJ’s performance on the night in question:
“I don’t need to get fit for someone like you. I’ll come to you and punch your face right in even at 25 stone. I’ve seen what you’re about. You just fought a midget in an arm fight.
“The ref had to stop it in case you got caught. Bum city like I’ve always said. Useless. No gas, no stamina, too many weights. You want to practice on a bit more speed and a bit less power.”
Tyson Fury responds to Anthony Joshua telling him to 'Get fit you fat f*ck' on twitter today.
''To be honest me ol' mate I don't need to get fit for somebody like you. I'd punch your face right in even at 25 stone'' pic.twitter.com/mgQjpFxrHz
— Against The Ropes (@ATRboxinguk) November 9, 2017
While fight fans are pushing to see Joshua take on Wilder after his first-round annihilation of Bermane Stiverne a potential all-British heavyweight clash is one which would be sure to draw little or no complaints.
Should Fury take the opportunity to train hard and be granted a way back in by the authorities, one would imagine that a Joshua-Fury fight would definitely be on the cards.
While a war in the ring is still in the pipeline, a war of words is sure to develop over the coming months.
This won’t be the last we see of the Joshua-Fury saga.
Jordan Norris, Pundit Arena