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Tyson Fury sends Instagram video reacting to Anthony Joshua's win v Povetkin

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Anthony Joshua managed to defeat Alexander Povetkin at Wembley to retain his status as the man to beat in heavyweight boxing.

But it was perhaps not as convincing as many boxing fans thought it would be.

Povetkin actually started the stronger out of the two fighters and managed to rock Joshua towards the end of round one.

The Russian managed to retain the upper hand for the next few rounds and, with Joshua bleeding heavily from the nose, it looked as if he could spring an upset.

But as the rounds went on Joshua began to assert his authority and managed to send Povetkin to the canvas in the seventh round.

The Russian bravely tried to continue but it was not long after that the fight was stopped.

Joshua remains unbeaten in his 22 professional fights and is set fight again in April next year.

But who will be his next opponent?

Joshua made his feelings known after the fight that he wanted Deontay Wilder, while Eddie Hearn admitted that his next opponent will be Dillian Whyte if it isn’t Wilder.

Anthony Joshua celebrates after overcoming Alexander Povetkin

If it is not Deontay, Dillian Whyte will be next,” he said, per BBC Sport. “Our sole focus is on AJ being the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world."

One person who would not have liked those words is Tyson Fury. And he made his feelings known about Joshua’s fight against Povetkin in a quite brutal Instagram video.

“I think it’s safe to say now that team Joshua or Matchroom will never fight The Gypsy King. Never. There was no mention that they’ll fight Tyson Fury, the lineal champion of the world.

Anthony Joshua defeats Alexander Povetkin

“It’s alright fighting men 39 years old and half your size. Tonight is pure evidence that I’m fighting the best heavyweight out there in Deontay Wilder. Joshua is not even close.

“He’s slow, methodical and ponderous at times. Powerful, yes, but they all are. Very very clear to see, avoid me at all costs.

“If I was you Joshua, I would avoid me. Because I would jab your face off. You bum. I’ve never seen a bigger bum in my whole life.”

Well then. Fury hasn’t held back at all. It’s fair to say he’s confident that he’ll beat Joshua if the two met.

Fury then followed that up by declaring himself as the world's best boxer on Twitter.

Never change, Tyson.

Who would win if Fury and Joshua were to fight? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

Topics:
Eddie Hearn
Dillian Whyte
Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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