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Sport Anthony Joshua hits back at Tyson Fury in war of words

20:35  18 april  2017
20:35  18 april  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

Klitschko says Joshua beating him is akin to scaling Mount Everest

  Klitschko says Joshua beating him is akin to scaling Mount Everest Wladimir Klitschko has warned Anthony Joshua he will be facing his Everest when they fight at Wembley Stadium on April 29. The 41-year-old is bidding to win Joshua's IBF heavyweight title and the WBA belt last held by Tyson Fury in front of what is expected to be a post-war record crowd of 90,000 for a boxing event in the United Kingdom.He represents the biggest challenge of the 27-year-old Joshua's career, in which he has so far fought only 18 times and barely at world level.In contrast Klitschko's only defeat in 11 years came against Joshua's compatriot Fury, a vastly different fighter.

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Anthony Joshua, pictured, fights Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29: Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko © PA PICTURE DESK Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko

Anthony Joshua has responded to taunts from Tyson Fury by demanding a date when the former heavyweight champion will be available to fight him.

Joshua, who faces Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley later this month in front of a post-war record crowd for a fight in Britain of 90,000, insisted Fury's inactivity is the only reason they are yet to meet.

The current IBF heavyweight champion also insulted the Mancunian's "fat ass" as he responded to Fury labelling him a "poor man's Frank Bruno".

Comparing the muscular physiques of two fighters considered by some to be one-dimensional, the 28-year-old Fury wrote on Twitter: "Anthony Joshua is a poor man's Frank Bruno."

Short film of Anthony Joshua's life to be shown before Wladimir Klitschko fight

  Short film of Anthony Joshua's life to be shown before Wladimir Klitschko fight Anthony Joshua has revisited the journey that took him from teenage tearaway to world heavyweight champion in the build up to his April 29 fight with Wladimir Klitschko. The 27-year-old, who makes the latest defence of his IBF title at Wembley Stadium and who also bids to win the WBA belt last held by Tyson Fury, has featured in a short film alongside his mum Yeta Odusanya that captures his rise.It was in football that Joshua first showed his athletic promise, but there were also frequent brushes with the law, most noticeably in 2010 when - by the time he was an amateur boxer - he was arrested with cannabis in his car.

Anthony Joshua has responded to taunts from Tyson Fury by demanding a date when the former heavyweight champion will be available to fight him. Joshua , who faces Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley later this month in front of a post- war record crowd for a fight in Britain of 90,000

Anthony Joshua has responded to taunts from Tyson Fury by demanding a date when the former heavyweight champion will be available to fight him. Joshua , who faces Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley later this month in front of a post- war record crowd for a fight in Britain of 90,000, insisted

The 27-year-old responded by saying: "Typical Tyson Fury, always talking BS around fight time. Same offer as last time. Two ringside tickets, don't bring a plus one, it's for your fat ass."

Fury, who in November 2015 became the first fighter in 11 years to defeat Klitschko and transform the heavyweight picture into the one in which Joshua has thrived, then wrote: "I might be fat, but you're a paper champ and paper-chinned weightlifting rudeboy, wannabe badman.

"Know your place chump! Or I'll come back and (KO) you."

Finally, Joshua said: "Shut up and give me a date when you'll be back!

"You're the only reason we haven't had a fight yet! Be about what you say. I ain't going nowhere."

Terms for a rematch between Fury and Klitschko were twice agreed before the former was forced to postpone, first owing to an ankle injury and then to focus on recovering from depression.

Short film of Anthony Joshua's life to be shown before Wladimir Klitschko fight

  Short film of Anthony Joshua's life to be shown before Wladimir Klitschko fight Anthony Joshua has revisited the journey that took him from teenage tearaway to world heavyweight champion in the build up to his April 29 fight with Wladimir Klitschko. The 27-year-old, who makes the latest defence of his IBF title at Wembley Stadium and who also bids to win the WBA belt last held by Tyson Fury, has featured in a short film alongside his mum Yeta Odusanya that captures his rise.It was in football that Joshua first showed his athletic promise, but there were also frequent brushes with the law, most noticeably in 2010 when - by the time he was an amateur boxer - he was arrested with cannabis in his car.

Anthony Joshua has responded to taunts from Tyson Fury by demanding a date when the former heavyweight champion will be available to fight him. Joshua , who faces Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley later this month in front of a post- war record crowd for a fight in Britain of 90,000, insisted

Joshua has become one of the world’s leading heavyweights in Fury ’s absence.

Whether Fury will ever fight again remains in doubt, but in his absence Joshua has become one of the world's leading heavyweights.

It was earlier revealed on Tuesday, meanwhile, that a short film produced by Lucozade will be shown just before Joshua and Klitschko are to fight.

In it Joshua, who at Wembley also hopes to win the WBA title once held by Fury, revisits the journey that took him from teenage tearaway to Olympic and world heavyweight champion.

"I'm not usually one to look back but I liked the concept for the short film," he said. "It has been a real journey from growing up in Watford to fighting at Wembley Stadium.

"Everything in between; all the things I have done and all the people that have supported me, have made me who I am and this film illustrates that.

"I am excited to share my journey with my fans and I hope that it inspires the hunger in others."

"On a mission" Tyson Fury wants to make his family, friends and fans proud again .
Tyson Fury has bared his soul regarding his much-publicised battle with depression but insists he has overcome his personal demons and is "on a mission to put the record straight".Tyson Fury has bared his soul regarding his much-publicised battle with depression but insists he has overcome his personal demons and is "on a mission to put the record straight".

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