Tyson Fury responds to Joe Joyce call out with brutal swipe at Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury has taken a brutal shot at Oleksandr Usyk after being called out by fellow Brit Joe Joyce.

Joyce became the mandatory challenger for Usyk's WBO heavyweight crown with an impressive victory over Joseph Parker in Manchester earlier this month.

Fury meanwhile remains the one to beat in the heavyweight division and revealed earlier this week that his planned all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua was officially off.

The unbeaten Gypsy King took to social media on Wednesday confirming he had been studying the other heavyweights in the division and ranked Joyce as No.2, even suggesting he could struggle against the Juggernaut.

But after Joyce responded by calling out Fury, the world champion urged him to bide his time and insisted he will take care of Usyk.

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In response to Fury's video, Joyce posted: "Let’s Go, sign the contract, Big Boy!!! N.1 Vs N.2 for the LINEAL!!!"

But the Gypsy King hit back with a dig at Usyk, who has stepped up into the heavyweight division in recent years, and has his sights set on a unification bout in 2023.

He tweeted: "It’s not your time big Joe I have to win undisputed first vs the middleweight! You also have to build yourself up to the big time!"

Fury had earlier lavished praise on Joyce, saying: "I have been studying all the heavyweights and I have got to say, big Joe Joyce is the second best heavyweight in the world, behind myself.

"On his day, given his moment, who knows if he could beat me or not. We will have to find out one day," he said.

"I've just looked at these prospects who are mandatories for the world titles; Zhang, Hrgovic, everybody else."

"I have changed my mind. I think Joyce is No.2 and who knows if he is No.1. One day we will have to find out who is the best between me and him.

"But at the moment I am ruling the roost, I am world heavyweight champion and he is not. But he is f****** coming for everybody, don't you worry about that."

Usyk has previously indicated he is only willing to take on Fury if he is to return to the ring but has since opened the door to a trilogy with Joshua after already twice beating the Brit.


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