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Fury throws the gauntlet down in wake of AJ’s latest victory


Challenge: Anthony Joshua
Challenge: Anthony Joshua

By Declan Warrington

Tyson Fury has responded to Anthony Joshua’s challenge claiming “there can only be one” champion.

The Brit added the WBO title to his IBF, IBO and WBA straps after being taken all the way by Joseph Parker and needing a unanimous points decision to keep his unbeaten run intact.

The only belt remaining is Deontay Wilder’s WBC title and when asked who he wanted next after dispatching Parker, Joshua admitted he had his eye on becoming the undisputed champion — but would still like a domestic super-clash with Fury next.

“I want Wilder,” he said in the immediate aftermath. “Or Fury. Get him [Wilder] in the ring and I’ll knock him spark out. Wilder, let’s go baby!

“IBO, WBO, WBA, IBF. I’m not into the hype, let’s get the business done. Let’s see what the future holds, I’m down for whatever, whenever.”

Fury, who is working his way into shape after two-and-a-half years out of the ring, took to Instagram during the fight before posting an image of him with all four belts following his win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.

Fury added: “I could beat AJ in my comeback, treble a jab up, swing the right hand up...

“Listen AJ, please don’t fight Wilder because he’ll knock you spark out and take my £50million. Let me break you and your little bum.”

“There can only be 1! I’m the true king.”

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