Tyson Fury dubbed a 'fat slob' by Anthony Joshua as boxing star lets rip in blistering attack

Tyson Fury dubbed a 'fat slob' by Anthony Joshua as boxing star lets rip in blistering attack

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 14/12/2023

- 08:51

Updated: 14/12/2023

- 09:08

The two men are unlikely to ever meet in the ring

Anthony Joshua has launched a stunning attack on Tyson Fury and dubbed his fellow Briton 'a fat slob'.

The Gypsy King is currently gearing up for his lucrative fight with Oleksandr Usyk, which is due to take place in Saudi Arabia on February 17.

Fury will go into that battle with a point to prove, however.

He was flat and underwhelming against Francis Ngannou last time out, going down in round three before eventually winning via split decision.

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Boxing news: Anthony Joshua has dubbed Tyson Fury a 'fat slob' in stinging attack


Fury and Joshua have long exchanged verbal blows, even if hopes of the pair ever fighting each other have faded.

And Joshua has now turned on the 35-year-old and dubbed him a 'fat slob'.

“Bodybuilders up, dossers down,” Joshua said to TNT Sports Boxing.

“He just looked like a flat slob that just can’t fight.

"He says that bodybuilders can’t fight, but he got smacked up by one.

“I’ve always wanted to get in the ring with him.

"He does a lot of talking, calls me a bodybuilder and stuff, but I want to marvel at the African power – he’s a bodybuilder, steps in and smacks him up for me.

“I think Ngannou won. But the judges are there for a reason, they score it how they score it and they’re professionals at what they do and I’m just an observer.

"Fury won, but from a fan’s point of view, I think Ngannou won.”

Joshua does think, however, that he's no longer a challenger to become undisputed world heavyweight champion.

And he says that's something that has left him 'grieving'.

"I used to, but it won't happen anymore," he said when asked if he dreamed of achieving that aim.

When pressed on why, he added: "I think it is because of the reality, because what will happen is that Usyk and Fury are in a position to compete for the undisputed.

"And once they compete for the undisputed, the belts will get split up again.

"And I feel will probably take me about maybe five to six years to go through and get all the belts and beat all the independent champions, and that will probably take me until I'm 40 or 41, before I do that again.

"So I'm just like, it's probably not in my in time frame."

After losing to Oleksandr Usyk in August, Joshua broke down in tears.

He said at the time: "It's really, really hard for me to say I'm proud of myself.

"I don't feel anything, I'm just... I'm upset. Deep, down in my heart."

Now, Joshua has admitted he was grieving.


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Boxing news: Tyson Fury is preparing for his upcoming showdown with Oleksandr Usyk


"Yeah," he said when asked directly.

"Because if I weren't in the undisputed race anymore, I wanted to be champion so that was like a massive, like, I don't know how to explain it but something comes over you but it's just passion.

"Passion, a lot of emotion. Yeah, a lot of emotion.

"So, now I've got over that. It's not part of my plan anymore.

"So what's next I could aim to become champion."

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