Victorious Fury attacks Joshua again


TYSON FURY has hit out at Anthony Joshua for failing to meet Deontay Wilder in the ring – something he himself did on Saturday  night, Express.co.uk reports.

Fury beat Francesco Pianeta on points, his second win of 2018, on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s victory over Luke Jackson.

The Brit was then joined in the ring by WBC heavyweight champion Wilder and they confirmed they would fight in Las Vegas later this year.

November 17 is expected to be confirmed as the date at a formal announcement in London on Monday.

Wilder had been in talks with Joshua over a bout that would have unified the four heavyweight titles and created an undisputed champion.

But negotiations broke down with the American claiming he had offered Joshua more than £60million guaranteed over two fights, if he agreed to travel across the Atlantic.

And Fury believes the WBA, WBO and IBF champion  Joshua was scared of Wilder and will try to avoid fighting him too.

“(Wilder and I)  are two fighters that want to fight the best. He wanted to fight the biggest s**thouse in the sport,” Fury said in the ring last night.

“They called, I answered. I said: ‘Send me the contract.’

“They sent the contract. I said ‘yes’.

“And now he gets his chance to fight the lineal heavyweight champion of the world.”

“I got my rounds here, my 10 rounds, but one thing I promise when I go to Las Vegas is I’m knocking (Wilder)  the f*** out.”

Fury has won both of his fights so far this year, signalling a successful comeback from more than two years out of the ring.

The “Gypsy King” has had problems with depression and cocaine use but believes he is close to full fitness again.

“It was a calculated boxing performance,” Fury added.

“Good rounds in the bank, slipping and sliding, I’m happy with the performance.

“I need the rounds, I need to box and move and prove I can go the 10 rounds.”

Fury will now face a significant step up in quality after tune-up fights against Sefer Seferi and Pianeta.

And the 30-year-old even admitted that he would rather have had one more against weaker opposition before facing Wilder.

“In an ideal world I could have done with another 10-round or 12-round fight, we know the world isn’t ideal,” Fury said.

“I’ll put my best foot forward and rise up to the occasion. Going into Wlad (Klitschko)  I only had two fights: Dereck Chisora and Christian Hammer, then I had 10 months out before beating Wlad.”

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