Tyson Fury’s now deleted Instagram assessment of fellow Briton Anthony Joshua’s victory over Joseph Parker hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Fury gave his immediate reaction to Joshua’s deserved points win over the New Zealander but clearly wasn’t stirred by what he witnessed.
“Just watching these two and I’m telling you they’re a pair of wooden tops. They’re not even good enough to be my sparring partners, the pair of them. They’re a pair of bums.
“No panache, no flair, no show – a waste of money,” said Fury.
“There’s only one Tyson Fury for a reason. This is Mac year 2018, they’re a pack of bums. Parker is what Parker is – he’s a young lad trying. AJ’s a wooden top – he ain’t no superstar, I am the man.
“I could beat AJ in my comeback, treble a jab up, swing the right hand up, downstairs, upstairs, ain’t good enough to be a sparring partner. That was a s**t fight, a s**t performance by both fighters.”
On a possible fight between Joshua and Wilder, Fury warned the new four-belt champion not to agree to trade blows with the American.
“Listen AJ, please don’t fight Wilder because he’ll knock you spark out and take my £50million. Let me break you and your little bum,” he stated.
Despite reeling off dates in April, May and June, Fury still seems no closer to announcing a comeback date following a two-year backdated ban.
The British Board of Boxing Control confirmed Fury was free to fight but are yet to officially reveal the status of Fury’s BBBofC license.
A contest on the Billy Joe Saunders undercard in June would seemingly be ideal for Fury to brush off the cobwebs, although the fighter himself seems to want to delve right into the Joshua battle.
Looking bad in a six to eight rounder against a lesser name wouldn’t be good for Fury’s profile, leaving the possibility of Joshua turning down the chance in future.
Joshua looks likely to go down the United States route for his next contest, with ‘Big Baby’ Jarrell Miller the frontrunner to face ‘AJ’ on American soil in the late summer.