British heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury has resorted to taunting world champion and fellow-Brit, Nigerian-born Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua, in a bid to get a shot at a title fight.
Fury called up Joshua to challenge the current world heavyweight champion to a super-fight this April.
However, Joshua said Fury should first regain his boxing licence and provide visible evidence that he is fit to return after two-and-a-half years out of the ring.
Then AJ would willingly accommodate his predecessor as WBA, IBF and fringe IBO title-holder – but not until later this year.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn said they will not abandon plans for a unification fight with rival WBO champion, Joseph Parker in March, which is in the final stages of an agreement.
Consequently, Joshua’s reply to taunts from ‘The Gypsy King’ was: “Hold your horses, Tyson.”