- Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko on points in tight November 2015 bout
- Joshua then beat the Ukrainian in April this year in exciting 11th round stoppage
- Fury and Joshua have exchanged verbal blows ahead of possible future fight
Tyson Fury’s win over Wladimir Klitschko was ‘boring’ says Anthony Joshua, in another verbal barb at his heavyweight rival.
Fury defeated Klitschko on points in November 2015 to claim the world titles, but was forced to give them up due to ill-health the following year.
Joshua then beat the Ukrainian in April with an 11th round stoppage having got back up off the canvas, and though Fury criticised Joshua’s performance, the Watford-born fighter has hit back.
Tyson Fury’s win over Wladimir Klitschko was ‘boring’ says heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua
Fury defeated Klitschko on points in November 2015 but later had to give up his titles
Joshua told Sky Sports: ‘He didn’t throw a punch. He didn’t come to fight. 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.’
Fury, who has not fought since that win over Klitschko, has challenged Joshua to a bout, calling him a ‘pumped-up weightlifter’.
Joshua has agreed the fight should happen, as ‘the public want to see’ them clash, but only once Fury regains full fitness.
The former Olympic gold medallist is also set for a possible rematch of his brilliant clash with Klitschko, possibly even mooted for later in 2017.
Joshua then beat Klitschko in April this year in a dramatic 11th round stoppage at Wembley