Anthony Joshua’s savage throwback clip sent to Tyson Fury shows him not so tough

Even if Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua seem destined not to fight in the ring, they’re clearly happy to trade verbal blows on the internet.

The pair have been arguing on Twitter, calling each other liars and other insults as their blockbuster fight has been thrown into doubt.

Joshua had the final say in the public spat, posting a video of Fury that doesn’t show him at his hardest.

The Gypsy King had challenged Joshua to a bare-knuckle fight, but the Londoner’s response proves he hasn't been intimidated.

The video shows Fury observe a ringside fight break out while he stands behind a safety barrier.

The exchange comes amid a court ruling that has ordered the WBC heavyweight champion to fight Deontay Wilder in a trilogy match.

The decision means that Fury’s proposed fight with Joshua on 14 August is unlikely to go ahead, unless Wilder agrees to step aside.

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    Now, with the court declaring that Fury must fight Wilder before 15 September, the Fury-Joshua will only go ahead if the Bronze Bomber receives a hefty payout.

    Joshua subsequently called the Gypsy King out on Twitter, labelling him a “fraud”, before Fury responded by challenging the 30-year-old to a fight with “bare knuckles” until “one man quits” this weekend.

    The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion said that he would “slap his bald head” if they were to meet, but Fury rose to the challenge, retorting: “please come and try Bum.”

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