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Tyson Fury called Anthony Joshua out after drawing against Deontay Wilder

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Tyson Fury can feel hard done by after a split-decision draw with Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles.

The Gypsy King produced a superb performance against the WBC champion but the judges failed to give him the win.

One judge had it 114-110 to Fury while another scored it 113-113.

But the third had it 115-111 to Wilder.

The American knocked Fury down twice in the fight - in the ninth and 12 rounds - but was outboxed by the Brit for much of the contest.

Wilder insisted afterwards that his two knockdowns had done enough to secure victory - but very few shared the same opinion.

The next step could possible be a rematch at some point in 2019.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Fury called out Joshua

But one man who factors into the equation is Anthony Joshua, who wasn’t in attendance at the fight.

But Joshua, the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion, certainly will have had some interesting thoughts as he watched on.

It didn’t take long following the conclusion of the fight for Joshua’s name to be mentioned, with Fury calling him a chicken in a typically humorous interview.

“There’s another third heavyweight out there,” Fury told Showtime, before making chicken noises.

“CHICKEN! CHICKEN! JOSHUA, WHERE ARE YOU? WHERE ARE YOU AJ? AJ!”

Can’t wait for Joshua’s response to that.

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Fury felt that he deserved to take the WBC title from Wilder following his performance, although he was exceptionally gracious following the result.

“We're on away soil, I was on the ground twice but I truly believe I won that fight, and I think everyone in here did too,” Fury said, per the Telegraph.

“Bless Wilder, thank you for the opportunity D. God bless you, and god bless America. The gypsy king has returned...

“The world knows the truth, I thought I won the fight, and I should have gone home with that belt, but we're on away soil so God bless his team, God bless America.”

Fans want to see Joshua face either Wilder or Fury, but the demand for a rematch might be too hard to ignore.

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Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
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