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Anthony Joshua says that his decision
to hit out at Tyson Fury on Twitter was
brought about by a need to “ fight fire
with fire” , ESPN reports .
Joshua, who stopped Carlos Takam in
the 10 th round to defend his
heavyweight titles at the Principality
Stadium last month , targeted the
former WBA , WBO and IBO title
holder as part of a stunning outburst
on Twitter.
Although heavyweight title rivals
Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder
were included in Joshua’s tweets , it
was Fury who bore the brunt of the
28 – year- old ’s attacks , with the ‘ Gypsy
King’ being told to “ get fit you fat f—”.
“ I feel like he says a lot of negative
things about me , time and time again ,”
Joshua explained in an interview with
Sport 360 .
“ I try to be professional but remember
this is a fighting sport and you have to
meet fire with fire now and again .
“ Sometimes if a dog barks at you so
many times, the other dog needs to
bite back and make sure the other dog
puts his tail between his legs, ” he
continued. “ And that’ s what you have
to do with Tyson Fury sometimes. And
that’s all it was , I just had to bite
back.”
With Fury reportedly eyeing a return
to boxing in 2018 , Joshua – not known
for badmouthing other fighter –
claimed that there would not be a
repeat of the uncharacteristic outburst
until the pair meet in the ring.
“ I’ m not one of these dogs that stay in
the garden barking for hours , I make
my noise – and that’ s it – until we fight
I don ’t need to be hollering and
yelling for days and for months .
“ That’ s not what I like to do. I address
the situation and I put it into the back
of my mind . I address what’s
relevant.”
Joshua is also looking to organise
unification matchups with WBC
champion Wilder and WBO belt –
holder Parker in his quest to claim all
heavyweight world titles , but admits
he is unlikely to face all three
opponents in 2018.

Anthony Joshua says that his decision
to hit out at Tyson Fury on Twitter was
brought about by a need to “ fight fire
with fire” , ESPN reports .
Joshua, who stopped Carlos Takam in
the 10 th round to defend his
heavyweight titles at the Principality
Stadium last month , targeted the
former WBA , WBO and IBO title
holder as part of a stunning outburst
on Twitter.
Although heavyweight title rivals
Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder
were included in Joshua’s tweets , it
was Fury who bore the brunt of the
28 – year- old ’s attacks , with the ‘ Gypsy
King’ being told to “ get fit you fat f—”.
“ I feel like he says a lot of negative
things about me , time and time again ,”
Joshua explained in an interview with
Sport 360 .
“ I try to be professional but remember
this is a fighting sport and you have to
meet fire with fire now and again .
“ Sometimes if a dog barks at you so
many times, the other dog needs to
bite back and make sure the other dog
puts his tail between his legs, ” he
continued. “ And that’ s what you have
to do with Tyson Fury sometimes. And
that’s all it was , I just had to bite
back.”
With Fury reportedly eyeing a return
to boxing in 2018 , Joshua – not known
for badmouthing other fighter –
claimed that there would not be a
repeat of the uncharacteristic outburst
until the pair meet in the ring.
“ I’ m not one of these dogs that stay in
the garden barking for hours , I make
my noise – and that’ s it – until we fight
I don ’t need to be hollering and
yelling for days and for months .
“ That’ s not what I like to do. I address
the situation and I put it into the back
of my mind . I address what’s
relevant.”
Joshua is also looking to organise
unification matchups with WBC
champion Wilder and WBO belt –
holder Parker in his quest to claim all
heavyweight world titles , but admits
he is unlikely to face all three
opponents in 2018.

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