Anthony Joshua took a sly dig at Tyson Fury, branding his win over Wladimir Klitschko as ‘boring’ which led to one thing only…. a rampant response from Fury on social media.
In an attack directed back at Joshua on a video, the heavyweight replied:
“Boring hay! We see who is boring when you face me!” said Fury.
“A big bully is what you are you big dosser. Big femi (is) your bully street name.
“I’ve seen your type many times. The man who can’t speak his own mind, the plastic Nigerian. I’m more Nigerian than you!”
Fury’s close friend Isaac Lowe has backed the former king to return and regain the titles he was forced to vacate after testing positive for cocaine.
“There’s only one champion and we all know who that is, Tyson. I’d back him to beat anyone, 100%. He’s got the head movement, speed and footwork,” Lowe exclusively pointed out to World Boxing News.
“You saw in the Klitschko fight, AJ got wobbled a few times and in the end he took him out but in round six it looked like he was gone.
“Fair play to AJ for coming back because I would have betted my bottom money that he would have been gone but Klitschko just stopped attacking him.
“He was winning most rounds with his jab but you have to understand he’s a 40-year-old and he may have thought he got him but you’ve got to give it to AJ, he came back and I was glad as a Brit he won.”
Fury has ballooned in weight since shocking the world back in 2015, emerging victorious opposite Klitschko in Dusseldorf. Though lately, ‘2 Fast’ has been seen back in the gym and vowed to return to set up a mega-fight with Joshua later this year.
Once again, Lowe believes Fury will come back better than ever.
“As soon as they give him his license back, he’ll be back in the ring fighting, simple as. He’s training and ticking over, he wants AJ and that’s all he is focused on,” stated Lowe.
“He said after the Klitschko fight he had achieved all of his goals and that’s why he fell out of love with boxing but he’s been out of it for two years now and with AJ coming on strong after beating Klitschko, it’s given Tyson that bit of desire to get back in the gym to prove once and for all he is the best.”
Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95