Tyson Fury has vowed to take Anthony Joshua ‘to school’ when they finally meet in a hilarious Tweet.
The British heavyweight duo currently hold all four of major world titles in the heavyweight division and look set to collide in 2021 to determine the undisputed king of the division.
Given how charismatic and ebullient the pair are, it is no surprise to learn the trash talking and mental warfare began some time ago.
Tyson Fury has reignited his war of words with Anthony Joshua
However, Fury has reignited the war of words with Joshua on Twitter, by captioning a hilarious picture of the pair with a promise to ‘take him to school’.
The landscape of the division became a little clearer after Dillian Whyte’s chastening defeat to Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night.
Happy Wednesday 😏 pic.twitter.com/yghaJTe3zP
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 26, 2020
Provided Joshua can defeat IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev and Fury can once again best Deontay Wilder in their trilogy match, the pair should finally meet.
Yet ‘The Gypsy King’s British promoter Frank Warren believes Whyte’s defeat to Povetkin has thrown a far larger spanner into the works.
Joshua holds the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles
Warren believes Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn wanted to pit ‘The Bodsynatcher’ against either Wilder or Fury in a WBC heavyweight title match, thereby stalling the British heavyweight unification fight.
Yet Warren told the Daily Mail he feels Hearn is ‘desperate’ to keep AJ away from the current holder of the green and gold strap.
“I believe that shows how desperate Eddie his to protect his star man and cash cow Joshua from Tyson for as long as possible,” says Warren.
“I don’t think Eddie and his father Barry want the Fury fight. When I heard Barry saying there were many difficulties still to overcome in making a fight for which we all know a 50-50 split has been agreed, that became even clearer.”
Frank Warren on Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua being agreed
But if the pair do meet then Warren told talkSPORT it would be the biggest sporting event on these shores since England’s 1966 World Cup win, though he added it is likely to be staged abroad.
“The most important thing is the terms and that we’ve got over the line.
“I’d love it to go on in the UK, but I’m being very realistic and I think it will be abroad.”