Earlier today, Anthony Joshua sent a Tweet telling the ‘fat’ Tyson Fury to get fit (with an added expletive thrown in for good measure!).

Fury, who is eying a comeback to boxing and a possible super fight against Joshua in the near future, responded to the heavyweight champion’s message with a social media post of his own.

He took to Instagram to release a video, which he directed to “the weight lifter, big Anthony Joshua, the big, tough man” in which he said:

I don’t need to get fit for somebody like you, at all. I can come to you and I punch your face right in for you, even at 25 stone, so I really don’t need to get fit for you!

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Fury went on to dismiss Joshua’s ability and even gave him some tips on how he should get better.

You had to fight a midget the other day and the referee had to stop it incase you got caught, or beat. Bum city like I always said! Useless! No gas, no stamina, too many weights! You want to practice on a bit more speed and less power. Bum!

Joshua is eying a fight with the undefeated WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and if he wins that, a fight with Fury could be on the cards if the former champion is able to get himself into fighting shape and get his revoked boxing licence back.

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