Tyson Fury Offers Anthony Joshua A £20 Million Bare-Knuckle Fight
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Tyson Fury has offered Anthony Joshua a £20 million bare-knuckle fight 'until one man quits', telling his opponent he's 'full of s***'.
The two were set to go up against each other this August in Saudi Arabia, but complications arose earlier this week when a US judge ordered Fury to fight Deontay Wilder, as originally planned.
With all three now desperate to fight each other, Fury has put forward the idea of a bare-knuckle fight with AJ - who had branded him a 'fraud' online yesterday.
The Twitter spat began when Joshua, 31, tweeted: "The world now sees you for the fraud you are. You've let boxing down! You lied to the fans and led them on.
"Used my name for clout not a fight. Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly."
Fury, 32, then responded: "[You're] more full of s*** [than] Eddie, spouting absolute s***e!
"Your full team knew there was an Arbitration going on, it was out of my hands!
"But I tell you what if I'm a fraud let's fight this weekend bare knuckles till 1 man quits? let's put up 20 mill each!!!"
Quote-tweeting the Gypsy King, Joshua replied: "If there was an arbitration going on, why announce to the world we are fighting! The fight was signed! UNDISPUTED.
"Bare knuckle? You're a good kid, don't play with me Luke! I'll slap your bald head & you'll do nothing! Waste man."
not going in to the details on line!
you'll slap me about will you dosser please come and try Bum, i'm waiting... Femi AKA Bottlejob! 24/7 365. Ready. i'll smoke wilder first then you will get yours aswell. #GK https://t.co/Led1X54PhS
- TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) May 19, 2021
Keen to get the last word, Fury wrote: "Not going in to the details on line! you'll slap me about will you dosser please come and try Bum, I'm waiting... Femi AKA Bottlejob! 24/7 365. Ready. I'll smoke Wilder first then you will get yours aswell."
Fury and Joshua's August fight looks set to be cancelled after American judge Daniel Weinstein ruled that Fury's fight with Wilder had to go ahead, at some point before 15 September.
Fury, 32, beat Wilder, 35, in a rematch last February, and he was due to take him on again in July that year, but the contest was postponed due to the pandemic.
He then refused the new date put forward by Wilder's team, saying he would simply move on - setting up a fight with Anthony Joshua for August this year.
But in an arbitration hearing on Monday, it was decided that he must take on Wilder, as per the contract.