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

20:35  18 april  2017
20:35  18 april  2017 Source:   Press Association

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.

Heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have exchanged more insults.

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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.

Wilder resumed his war of words with Fury after explosive win. Tyson Fury . The WBO and WBA champion had been stripped of his IBF belt before he had the chance to Joshua 's fast-moving career hit new heights when he lifted the IBF heavyweight title after demolishing Martin inside two rounds.

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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.

As previously reported, British heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury exchanged insults on social media on Tuesday afternoon as their war of words intensified. Read More.

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury exchanged a series of insults on Tuesday afternoon as their Tyson Fury , the current WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, hit back at Anthony Joshua after Charles Martin on Saturday night, but has found himself embroiled in a war of words with Fury , 27.

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."

Wladimir Klitschko's career in numbers .
Wladimir Klitschko fights to become a three-time world heavyweight champion when he challenges IBF title holder Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Here, Press Association Sport takes a statistical look at the Ukrainian's decorated career.68 - Professional fights Klitschko has had, which is already over a third more than the fighter widely considered to have preceded him as the world's leading heavyweight, Lennox Lewis.78 - the percentage of opponents Klitschko has stopped inside the distance. He has won 64 of those 68 fights, and 53 via stoppage.

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