Returning heavyweight Tyson Fury has hit back at being called a ‘fat f***’ by Anthony Joshua in his own social media follow up.
The 28 year-old, who’s hoping to fight in 2018 on the back of a two-year absence, seemed rather non-plussed by Joshua’s insult but was keen to put his own thoughts on record.
Referring to Joshua’s win over Carlos Takam and the world champion’s stamina issues, Fury was adamant he’d beat his rival without dropping too much weight.
“I do not care about you! Like I told you before I’ll punch your face in bad boy,” posted Fury.
“Fighting to me is easy and slapping punks like you is even easier. Good to see Eddie has let you off your leash for the day, but he better put you back on before you get bitten.”
The accompanying video was a barrage of disses towards Joshua’s most recent performance, in which the Londoner failed to impress and has since been called out by Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker.
@anthony_joshua message to you live & direct. I do not care about you! Like I told you before I’ll punch your face in bad boy, Fighting to me is easy & slapping punks like you is even easier. Good to see Eddie has let you of your leash for the day. But he Better put you back on before u get bitten.????????
“This is a message to ‘the weightlifter’, big Anthony Joshua, the big tough man. Who told me to ‘get fit, you fat f***.'” Fury said.
“It’s a new one because he usually doesn’t swear, he tries to not be himself. So he’s being himself now which is good.
“To be honest with you mate, I don’t need to get fit for somebody like you, at all. I could come to you now and punch all your face right in for you, even at 25 stone.
“So, I really don’t need to get fit for you, put it that way.
“I’ve seen what you’re all about. You just fought a midget the other day, the referee had to stop it in case you got caught or beat.
“You know, ‘bum city’ like I always said. Useless, no gas, no stamina, too many weights. You want to practice on a bit more speed and less power, bum!”