By Alex McCarthy
10th September 2019,
Tyson Fury is in action this Saturday as he takes on the dangerous Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin in Las Vegas.
Most fans believe this fight, much like his bout with Tom Schwarz, is merely passing the time until he can get to the Deontay Wilder rematch that he really wants – and deserves.
However, Anthony Joshua revealed last week thatTyson Fury likes to call him up and tell him he’s going to knock him outfrom time-to-time.
They are two of the biggest heavyweights of their time, let alone in Britain, and it seems a date between them at some point would have to be inevitable.
While we don’t seem close to that right now, Fury shed some light on that himself today talking to BT Sport during his fight week. Check the tweet below:
😅☎️ Tyson Fury on his phone calls to Anthony Joshua: “I’ll tell him I’m gonna knock him out. He tells me, ‘I’m gonna knock you out.’ And I say, ‘After your last performance mush, you’ll need a lot of improvement to knock me out.’ It’s a bit of banter, innit.” [@BTSportBoxing]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn)September 10, 2019
But AJ isn’t the only one the Gypsy King is prank calling, with Fury revealing Dillian Whyte and Wayne Rooney have also been his victims too!
It’s nice there is a healthy banter between the two heavyweight rivals. After all, it can be hard to read Fury.
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He offered plenty of support for Joshua in the wake of his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr, but in the same week, suggested the Watford-born star should retire from boxing because of the loss, too.
If Joshua reclaims his world title from Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia on December 7 and Fury can prize the WBC heavyweight title from Wilder on February 22, it would set-up the biggest unification fight in history.