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Tyson Fury challenges Anthony Joshua, claims victory by 3-round KO

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Anthony Joshua marked the end of his year-long hiatus from boxing with a stupendous ninth-round knockout victory against Kubrat Pulev to retain his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight title. Now, a new contender throws in a challenge, and its none other than WBC heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury himself.

The much-awaited return fight was a treat for the fans of Anthony Joshua, who delivered back to back uppercut and a right hand to Pulev in the ninth round as the Bulgarian failed to beat the count, marking the English heavyweight icon’s 24th career victory.

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All that being said, what’s on high demand from the global boxing fandom is to see Joshua inside the ring with Tyson Fury, in a historic fight to become the true king of the heavyweight division.

Now, it becomes more plausible than ever with the Gypsy King himself has thrown a challenge at his next potential adversary.

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Anthony Joshua is a ‘big bum dosser’: Tyson Fury

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Tyson Fury confident of a victory over Anthony Joshua. (Image Courtesy: Getty)

Following the match at The SSE Arena in London which even saw the presence of Floyd Mayweather, Tyson Fury took to Twitter to call Joshua out, releasing a heated clip which went viral in no time.

“Well there you go everyone, Anthony Joshua s*** himself on live TV,” Fury said in the clip, “he was asked if he wanted the fight and he went round the bushes and put his a*** on the edge.”

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It didn’t end there as Fury then went onto call Joshua a ‘big bum dosser’ and claimed that a fight between them will end in just three round, with Fury giving the finishing blow.

“I want the fight. I want the fight next, I’ll knock him out inside three rounds, he’s a big bum dosser. I can’t wait to knock him out,” added Fury.

Anthony Joshua welcomes Tyson Fury’s challenge

Tyson Fury challenges Anthony Joshua, claims victory by 3-round KO - THE SPORTS ROOM
Joshua is ready for Fury’s challenge. (Image Courtesy: Twitter/@anthonyfjoshua)

Fury has been out of action since his rematch with Deontay Wilder on 22nd February this year at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Even ahead of a potential bout with AJ, Wilder himself has been vocal about a trilogy fight.

However, the matchup between Joshua and Fury will not just be historic, its going in the direction to become a reality with the former now receiving the challenge.

“Of course I want the challenge. It’s not about the opponent, it’s about the legacy and the belt,” Joshua said following Fury’s tweet, “whoever has got the belt, I would love to compete with them. If that is Tyson Fury, let it be Tyson Fury. It’s no big deal.”

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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