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AJ: Fury 'boring' in Wlad win

20 June 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 20/06/17 7:12am

Anthony Joshua has responded to Tyson Fury's criticism of his win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley

Anthony Joshua has responded to Tyson Fury’s criticism of his win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley

Anthony Joshua has aimed another verbal jab at Tyson Fury by describing his British rival’s win over Wladimir Klitschko as “boring”.

Joshua shared a dramatic fight with Klitschko at Wembley in April, which saw him climb off the canvas to produce a stunning 11th-round stoppage victory.

Highlights from Anthony Joshua’s epic Wembley win over Klitschko

Fury criticised Joshua’s performance in comparison to his own points win over Klitschko, , but the WBA ‘super’ and IBF title holder has issued a dismissive response.

“He didn’t throw a punch. He didn’t come to fight,” Joshua exclusively told

“He just walked around the ring for like 12 rounds, it’s boring. It’s not winning, it’s how you win.

“His stock didn’t rise. Your stock has got to rise and he could have had the better win, but when people look at it, many years after, ask them whose fight they will remember.”

Anthony Joshua says he will be ready to face Tyson Fury when the former world heavyweight champion returns to fitness.

, but refused to speculate about whether the former world champion will employ more aggressive tactics in a British battle.

“Ask his trainer, I don’t know how he will try to beat me,” said Joshua.

Tyson Fury claimed a unanimous decision win over Klitschko in November 2015

Tyson Fury claimed a unanimous decision win over Klitschko in November 2015

Tyson Fury claimed a unanimous decision win over Klitschko in November 2015

Fury’s return to boxing has been put on hold until the outcome of a UKAD hearing that is yet to reach a final ruling on his suspended drugs ban, but the 28-year-old welcomed Joshua’s verbal challenge.

“Let me get my situation on track, get fit and then I’ll fight you. May the best man win,” he said in a video posted on Instagram.


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