Anthony Joshua is clearly in no mood to stand for Tyson Fury’s taunts as the heavyweight champion approaches fight week for his clash with Wladimir Klitschko.
The 27 year-old responded to an earlier tweet by Fury labelling Joshua ‘a poor man’s Frank Bruno’ and offered his British rival the opportunity to be ringside on April 29 at Wembley Stadium.
“Typical Tyson Fury, always talking BS around fight time,” said Joshua, before adding: “Same offer as last time. Two ringside tickets (but) don’t bring a plus one (as) it’s for your fat ass.
“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 (because) I ain’t going know where,” said the Londoner.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) April 18, 2017
As Fury, by his own admission, is a long way away from a ring return, Joshua has taken centre stage from the one-time unified champion and bids to go some way to equalling his efforts.
Victory for Joshua over Klitschko at Wembley Stadium would leave the 2012 Olympic gold medallist just one belt away from mimicking what Fury did in November 2015 and potentially one step closer to luring the ex-ruler out of his partly self-imposed exile.
Joshua may need to do a better job on Klitschko though in order to entice Fury to getting back to full time training, which would mean a stoppage or a one-sided and comprehensive points win.
Hopefully we will see Fury back trading punches as soon as possible, potentially against Joshua, as promoter Eddie Hearn would be well aware any records the Klitschko fight breaks could be eclipsed even further if an all-British super-fight comes to fruition on the back of April 29.