British boxer, Tyson Fury on Tuesday, described Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua as a ‘plastic Nigerian’, adding that he (Tyson) is more Nigerian than the British world heavyweight boxing champion.
British professional boxer, Tyson Fury, who has held the Ring magazine heavyweight title since 2015, after defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko, has sparked a new row by criticising current unified heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua.
According to Dailymail Sports, the bad blood comes after Nigeria’s Anthony Joshua called out Fury by demanding a title showdown in the post-fight interview in the Wembley Stadium ring following his defeat of Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th-round stoppage in April.
Tyson Fury, who is a self-styled ‘Gypsy King’, responded in his own imitable way by stirring the pot in a bizarre 2-minute rant against Joshua on his Instagram account.
He wrote on a video on Instagram; “Addressing the AJ call out,
“U need to fight me cuz ATM I’m still lineal champ! Been out of boxing nearly 2 years so that should make it fair on the others. I really don’t believe that AJ can lace my boots up, I want to come back & see how good I am even with the time out. Me vs AJ is the biggest fight in boxing without a doubt!
“If this fight isn’t made it will be like Lennox Lewis & riduc bowe. Now there is new challenges I can motivate my self again. Wilder & Aj & Parker even povetkin theses are the fights I want. Let’s make this happen. Let’s make boxing great again.”
With a date yet to be set for the potential bout between the two heavyweights, Fury addressed Joshua directly on the social media platform, saying: ‘You’re a big bum from the streets of London.
‘You’re a big useless dosser from the streets of London bullying little people – you’re a big bullying bum.’
Fury resorted to the personal abuse of the popular 27-year-old Joshua, after reacting badly to the Watford-born fighter’s recent criticism of his own world title win against Klitchsko that took place back in November 2015.
The 28-year-old 6ft 9in heavyweight boxer, whose last professional fight was in that victory against Klitschko, blasted Joshua, saying: ‘I see AJ talking [in a way that will] get a smack again – saying my fight was boring with Vladimir.
‘Better to win and be boring than to get dropped all over the floor and scraping a win. I never got punched – you [Joshua] nearly got carried off the canvas. Winning is winning. Whether you win by an inch or a mile – it’s still winning.’