Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury agreed to face rival Anthony Joshua during a WWE appearance.
The Gypsy King was in attendance for WrestleFest UK on Saturday ahead of his ringside appearance at WWE’s Clash at the Castle in Cardiff. Fight fans were allowed to ask Fury questions as one quizzed the WBC champ on a potential bout with fellow Brit AJ.
It comes after Joshua’s title fight rematch defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last month. Fury claimed to have retired from boxing after his win over Dillian Whyte earlier this year, but insisted in a rant on his Instagram story that he would be returning to action after witnessing one of the “worst heavyweight title fights” between the pair.
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And Fury was asked on Saturday: “So after you beat Usyk, are you going to go after the big bum dosser Anthony Joshua?”
He replied: “Listen, 100%, these fights are there to be made and if Joshua is still around then he can have it too, not a problem. They can all get it from the Gypsy King, no problem.”
Fury and Joshua’s long-awaited bout has been brewing for the better part of a decade. The pair have had several social media spats over the years, with the Gypsy King repeatedly calling AJ a ‘bodybuilder’ and nicknaming him ‘Flex’ as a jibe towards his physique.
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AJ even referred to Fury as ‘fat boy’ on one occasion after his return to the ring following the latter's hiatus due to addiction and depression.
That means the pair have plenty of bad blood to settle if promoters Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren are able to set up what will be a eagerly-anticipated affair, although one Fury would be expected to win.
It would come despite Hearn recently outlining Joshua’s path back to the top, which will likely see him facing a top-15 fighter in December before taking on a rematch with Whyte next year.
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