‘A great? My a***!’: Tyson Fury mocks Anthony Joshua on Twitter over devastating Andy Ruiz Jr defeat and teases British heavyweight rival over posing for pictures as pair ramp up feud ahead of 2021 superfight
- Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are set to unite the heavyweight division in 2021
- The two Brits look set to go toe-to-toe later this year in a venue away from the UK
- Fury has stoked the flames of their rivalry by mocking his 31-year-old rival
Tyson Fury has added fuel to the fire ahead of his highly-anticipated heavyweight clash with Anthony Joshua after mocking his rival on Twitter.
While no date has yet been set, Joshua and Fury are set to unite the heavyweight division in 2021 when they go head-to-head later this year.
Both men are working towards a unification fight, and Joshua shared pictures of himself training on Twitter, along with the caption ‘A great modern day fighter will be able to compete in any era.’
Tyson Fury has mocked Anthony Joshua on one of his Twitter posts as their rivalry intensifies
Joshua posted to pictures of himself on Twitter, which Fury mockingly responded to
However, this was picked up on by his fellow Brit, who decided to respond in typically inflammatory fashion, mocking his rival for the post, as well as reminding him of his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.
Joshua lost his undefeated record to the Mexican in June that year, before regaining his titles in a rematch in December.
But commenting on the post, Fury wrote: ‘A great? My a***! You got ktfo by a chubby kid who had 3 weeks notice. You are a great at looking good on pics I must say whit whooo…..xxx.’
Anthony Joshua is set to meet Fury this year in the ring in a bid to unify the heavyweight titles
While the fight is one of the most highly-anticipated in the history of UK boxing, it will not take place in Britain.
There was only ever a slim chance of the clash happening in this country in late May or early June because of the financial necessity of a full crowd, but promoter Eddie Hearn has now confirmed that the increased restrictions have effectively removed the possibility altogether.
The Middle East remains the most likely destination, with approaches received from Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Qatar, and there is further interest in the US and China.