Tyson Fury responds to Anthony Joshua's call-out
Fury last fought in 2015 when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko17:27 Tuesday 13 June 2017, 17:27 13 Jun 2017
Tyson Fury has taken to social to respond to IBF and WBA 'super' heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and says a bout between the pair is a fight "the world wants to see".
Speaking to Sky Sports this week, Joshua said he is targeting a November bout with either Wladimir Klitschko or Kubrat Pulev, but also gave a special mention to the still undefeated Fury.
Fury held the lineal titles in 2015 before he was stripped of his IBF crown for not defending it against his mandatory challenger.
Joshua told Sky: "I listen to what people want. Tyson makes a lot of noise and he's made it clear that he wants to fight me.
"Now, I'm in a position that I can say: 'Tyson when you're back, I'm interested, so let's live up to what people want to see us do'. That's why he's top of my list.
"In the UK, Tyson Fury. Internationally, my pick would be [Deontay] Wilder."
Speaking in a video posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Fury said: "People do want to see the fight between you and me, AJ. The world wants to see it because I'm still the lineal heavyweight champion and everybody knows that.
"I walked away from boxing because I wasn't interested. There were no challenges there. I played with the best man there was.
"Now that I've been out two years, there seems to be a few more challenges. People think that you can beat me, I don't think you can personally. Let me get my situation on track, get fit and I'll fight you. May the best man win."
Addressing the AJ call out, U need to fight me cuz ATM I'm still lineal champ! Been out of boxing nearly 2 years so that should make it fair on the others. I really don't believe that AJ can lace my boots up, I want to come back & see how good I am even with the time out. Me vs AJ is the biggest fight in boxing without a doubt! If this fight isn't made it will be like Lennox Lewis & riduc bowe. Now there is new challenges I can motivate my self again. Wilder & Aj & Parker even povetkin theses are the fights I want. Let's make this happen. Let's make boxing great again.🙏🏻😎
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