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Fury ridicules Joshua’s record

A bemused Tyson Fury has laughed off suggestions that WBA Super, WBO and IBF title-holder Anthony Joshua will have too much for him when the going gets tough in their proposed unification clash in 2021.

Former WBO cruiserweight champion and Sky Sports analyst Johnny Nelson has repeatedly suggested that Joshua would emerge triumphant in a ‘dogfight’ when the heavyweight duo settle their rivalry next year.

But WBC champion Fury vehemently disputed that claim when discussing the fight with Nelson live on Talksport on Thursday.

“A dog fight? When have you seen him in a dog fight and come out on top? I respect everybody’s opinion, but there’s got to be some merit,” Fury told Talksport. “On what merit have you ever seen Anthony Joshua win a dog fight? Name one time.

“I’ve been in loads of them and always come out on top, he’s been in one and lost it [LTKO7 Andy Ruiz, June 2019]. Joshua ain’t man enough for me.

“Have you ever seen a hot knife go through butter before? That’s what I will do that that bodybuilding plastic bastard.”

A two-fight series between Fury and Joshua has been agreed in principle for 2021 after the heavyweight title holders fulfil contracted fights against Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev respectively.