Tyson Fury slams Anthony Joshua as 'heavyweight great? My a***' and blasts 'you are great at looking good on pics'
TYSON FURY has blasted Anthony Joshua for thinking he could succeed in any era of the heavyweight division.
The WBA, WBO, and IBF champion took to social media where he made the bold claim as he uploaded two photos of his ripped physique.
Joshua, 31, captioned the images: "A great modern day fighter will be able to compete in any era."
And Fury was quick to reply on the post as he referenced his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.
The 32-year-old said: "A great? My a***! You got ktfo by a chubby kid who had 3 weeks notice.
"You are a (sic) great at looking good on pics I must say whit whooo…..xxx."
Before following up by tweeting: "That you out the window then chump!"
Boxing fans also shared the same view as the unbeaten WBC champion, as one user told Joshua: "You have to prove yourself as a great modern day fighter first."
Another messaged: "You'd certainly compete, but you would lose to Ali, Holmes, Frazier, Foreman, Tyson, Lewis, Holyfield, Bowe…"
A third added: "The great Ali would knock you out without breaking a sweat calm it."
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Though some were quick to defend AJ against the two-time Ring champion, as one said: "Fury isn't fit to lace Joshua's boots tbh."
Meanwhile one remarked: "Coming from the guy whose fought only two top fighters
Another quipped: "Can you two stop flirting and announce a date please."
Both men agreed to a two-fight deal last summer with a 50-50 split for the first bout and a 60-40 split going to the winner for the rematch.
Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn revealed last month that the two are close to agreeing a match-up in May or June with talks 'progressing really well'.
Though in a blow for boxing supporters, Hearn believes that the eagerly-awaited contest is likely to take place outside of the UK due to the latest coronavirus lockdown.
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