Fury Hurls Racial Remarks at Joshua
Former unified beltholder Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) has fired back at Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) for his recent statements which compared their victories over Wladimir Klitschko.
In April, Joshua pulled off the biggest win of his career when he stopped Klitschko in eleven rounds to unify the IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight titles.
Joshua, before a crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London, dropped Klitschko in the fifth round but then saw himself get badly hurt and dropped in the sixth round. Joshua would rally later on, to drop Klitschko two more times for a TKO win in the eleventh.
After Joshua got his big win, former world champion Tyson Fury came out in the press and downplayed his rival’s accomplishment.
Fury won a twelve round unanimous decision over Klitschko in November 2015. The fight was a major upset, but it was also extremely boring to most boxing fans, as Klitschko barely threw any punches in the fight and Fury was not that active himself.
In the opinion of Fury, he outboxed Klitschko with ease while Joshua went “life and death” to get his own win over the veteran.
In the opinion of fans, Joshua-Klitschko was one of the best heavyweight fights in many years.
“[Fury] didn’t throw a punch. He didn’t come to fight,” Joshua exclusively told Sky Sports. “He just walked around the ring for like 12 rounds, it’s boring. It’s not [about] winning, it’s how you win.
“His stock didn’t rise. Your stock has got to rise and he could have had the better win, but when people look at it, many years after, ask them whose fight they will remember.”
Fury disagrees with his opinion and erupted on social media.
“We [will] see who is boring when you face me! A big bully is what you are you big dosser. Big femi your bully street name. I’ve seen your type many times. The man who can’t speak his own mind, the plastic Nigerian. I’m more Nigerian than you! I’ll fly the flag for Nigeria when we fight. GYPSY MAN. Represents the world. [Muhammad] Ali had words for a man like you, they were Uncle Tom,” Fury stated to his followers.
Fury has been out of the ring since the Klitschko win. He lost his boxing license, and his world titles, after admitting to mental health and substance abuse issues. Now on the road to redemption, Fury is training and hoping to return by year’s end.
Original Story: Boxing Scene