Anthony Joshua posts tweet after Tyson Fury blocks him on Twitter

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Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles on Saturday evening thanks to an impressive victory over Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley.

The 28-year-old knocked his opponent out with an emphatic seventh-round stoppage, much to the delight of the crowd.

Joshua, who has now won all 22 of his professional fights, is now expected to face the winner of December’s bout between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury next year.

"We have sent Wilder a signed contract already to fight on 13 April. We will agree terms with Wilder to fight on 13 April if he beats Tyson Fury - if he does not beat Tyson Fury, we have got to look around as we have got a business to run," Matchroom Sport chairman Barry Hearn told Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live.

"Tyson Fury will not be in a position to fight on 13 April in my opinion. If he is, I would love to see it."

Joshua admitted in the aftermath of the Povetkin fight that he would prefer to face Wilder next.

"My number one would be Wilder,” he told reporters, “let's not talk about a number two or three."

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin - World Heavyweight Title Fight

Fury angered by Joshua snub

These comments, however, did not go down well with Fury, who made his feelings clear on social media.

“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,” he said on Instagram.

“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.”


He then posted a tweet, which has now been deleted, saying "I have to say the saddest thing ever the British fight fans will never get to see Fury vs Joshua. That's a crying shame!

"It's the biggest British fight in history of boxing in Briton but Sky [and] Matchroom have robbed the paying public again. Ask your self why don't they want this?"


Shortly after that tweet, Joshua surprised everyone by tweeting a screenshot which shows Fury has now blocked him on Twitter.

He posted the following three words: “Why so serious,” along with the clown emoji and the kissing face emoji.

Matchroom Boxing also tweeted, showing that they have also been blocked by Fury…

Needless to say, neither Joshua nor Matchroom are in Fury’s good books right now.

Here’s how boxing fans have reacted to Joshua’s tweet…

Even Gary Lineker got involved...


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