ANTHONY JOSHUA says Tyson Fury’s social media jibes on the IBF and WBA heavyweight champ is simply “including gasoline to the fireplace.”
The Gypsy King hasn’t fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 however needs a mouthwatering comeback bout towards the Watford-born Brit.
Fury needs to reclaim the title he misplaced earlier than his private battle with alcohol and medicines and has made it no secret over social media that Joshua is in his websites.
And whereas Joshua hasn’t dominated out the bout, he insists “the ball is in his court docket” and he should get match first.
Chatting with Sky Sports activities, he mentioned: “It’s simply actually replying to the 1,000 messages he [Fury] says about me each different week so – it’s identical to gasoline to the fireplace.
“However I don’t say a lot, I’m simply fairly blunt and to the purpose, I don’t actually ship paragraphs I simply get to the purpose.
“It’s a combat I might wish to see however as I mentioned the ball is in his court docket. He has to get match. I keep constant, I can not do way more than stick with it doing what I am doing,”
Undefeated Joshua, who has received all 20 of his fights, admits he has a brand new outlook on boxing since turning skilled in 2013.
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He added: “I’m at a stage now where I’m at a level, before I was happy to be part of boxing, now I’m here to stamp my mark and my legacy.
“I really get the level I’m at now and if I want to be thought of among the elite, I have to carry myself in a certain way.
“There’s never been a minute to reflect, it’s always been what’s next?”