Tyson Fury Blocks Anthony Joshua On Twitter After Calling Him Out In Brutal Rant
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Tyson Fury has blocked Anthony Joshua on Twitter, following a blistering rant he shared about his fellow boxer.
He posted the rant shortly after Joshua defeated opponent Alexander Povetkin last night to retain his heavyweight titles. While most people were quick to congratulate the 28-year-old on his win, Fury was not.
Taking to social media, Fury said: "Think it's now safe to say AJ and his team are a pack of shithouses and will rob the British boxing fans of Britain's biggest fight.
"They will never fight me ever! Way too slow and ponderous. Can't box eggs! Contact me when you grow a pair.
"I'm 27/0/9 KO and the lineal heavyweight champion of the world! Can't say I blame team Joshua."
He went on: "It's safe to say now that they will never fight the Gypsy King. Never.
"They mentioned if it's not Wilder, it's Whyte. There's no mention of Tyson Fury, the lineal heavyweight champion of the world.
"It's alright fighting men 39 years old, half your size. Tonight, is pure evidence I'm fighting the best heavyweight out there in Deontay Wilder. Joshua is not even close.
Why so serious :kissing_heart: pic.twitter.com/NvN8F50uoJ
- Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) September 23, 2018
"He's slow, methodical, ponderous at times. Powerful? Yes. But they all are. Very, very clear to see, avoid me at all costs. If I was Joshua, I would avoid me, I'd jab your head off. You're a bum. Can't box, jab your nut in. Easy night's work."
However, a calm Joshua responded during a post-fight press conference to say: "I'll fight Fury if he's ready, but, as I've said, he's not.
"So good luck to him in his fight with Wilder. If he changes his mind in the future, he knows where we are."
Since then Joshua has tweeted a screenshot showing that Fury has blocked him and asking him 'why so serious?'
Fury will face Deontay Wilder later this year. Meanwhile Joshua's team is reportedly still keen on arranging a bout between him and the American. Dillian Whyte and Oleksandr Usyk have also been mentioned as possible opponents for Joshua.
In a poll he created on Twitter a couple of hours ago, Joshua asked fans if they wanted to see him face Wilder, Fury or Whyte next - so far, Wilder is proving to be fans' favourite with 53 percent of the 181,750 votes. Fury has 42 percent.