Tyson Fury Reveals What He Says to Anthony Joshua on the Phone

Published 12/17/2020, 7:30 AM CST
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury pictured at Morningside Arena on March 23, 2019 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)


The Gypsy King‘ Tyson Fury is one of the most colorful personalities in combat sports. Fury is outspoken and is always up for banter. In an interview with BT Sport Boxing, the heavyweight champion shared instances of some banter he has had with some of the other major sports personalities.

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One of the people Fury shares laughs with is none other than 2 time heavyweight king, Anthony Joshua. Once, after having a few beers, he prank-called AJ. “Well, I called him and sometimes I say ‘What’s happening AJ, how are you Mush?’ As usually.

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Then we have a little bit of back and forth and I tell him I’m gonna knock him out. He tells me ‘I’m gonna knock you out’. And I said, ’After your last performance, Mush, you need a lot of improvement to knock me out.” Joshua was coming off his first career loss against Andy Ruiz Jr. at that time.

But AJ seemed to take Fury’s banter in a light-hearted manner as well. “He has a little laugh. We have little laugh, bit of a banter in it.” It’s all just fun and games between two of the best heavyweight boxers to have ever lived.

Just think about it, you’ve got all the heavyweight champions and all these famous sports people in your phone. You have a couple of beers, what’re you gonna do? We’re only human, after all. Aren’t we?” concluded “The Gypsy King”.

Tyson Fury Vs Anthony Joshua can be the biggest fight in British boxing history

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Anthony Joshua defended his four heavyweight belts last weekend as he knocked out Kubrat Pulev in a showcase performance. Fury is coming off a knockout victory over Deontay Wilder as well. Those two men are expected to fight at some point in 2021.

Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Anthony Joshua celebrates winning his fight against Kubrat Pulev Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

The possibility of two of the Britain’s, and maybe the world’s, very best has got the fans pumped up, to say the least. But Fury is expected to complete his trilogy against ‘Bronze Bomber‘ before facing AJ.

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It will be a fascinating watch, should the two very best collide inside the squared ring. Who do you think gets the win? Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua?

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