News | Apr 18 2017

Anthony Joshua to Tyson Fury: ‘Shut up! YOU’RE the only reason we haven’t fought yet’

Anthony Joshua takes a moment ahead of the Klitschko fight to fire back at Tyson Fury
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua during the press conference  |  Action Images/Reuters/Henry Browne

AS the days tick down to his showdown with Wladimir Klitschko next week, Anthony Joshua is unlikely to be distracted from the task at hand. But he did hit back at Tyson Fury on social media.

Former heavyweight champion Fury fired some provocative tweets in Joshua’s direction. After an initial exchange he said, “I might be fat, but you’re a paper champ… Know your place chump! Or I’ll come back and KO you.”

With a hint of exasperation Joshua responded by tweeting, “Shut up and give me a date when you’ll be back! YOU’RE the only reason we haven’t had a fight yet! Be about what you say. I ain’t going nowhere.”