Tyson Fury calls Anthony Joshua "ponderous" on Twitter

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Anthony Joshua made short work of Charles Martin in the IBF world heavyweight title fight at the O2 on Saturday night, taking his record to 16 KOs in 16 fights.

He was crowned the IBF world heavyweight champions in the second round after twice knocking Martin to the floor in quick succession. The referee stopped the fight after Martin failed to regain his composure in time.

But while the boxing world continues to wax lyrical about this rising star, one man who is definitely not impressed is Tyson Fury. The controversial British boxer, who also maintains an unbeaten record, took to Twitter to claim Joshua's fighting style looked "ponderous".

He wrote: "So AJ gets a belt, looked slow ponderous, & still looked like a bodybuilder, let me slay the lamb."

It threatens to reignite the Twitter spat that the two played out in the build-up to this tie. Joshua had accused Fury of "hating" on his body after the WBO and WBA champion said he looked like nothing more than a "bodybuilder".

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Fury also suggested that he lost a lot of money betting on a Martin win. Shortly after the fight finished, he tweeted "talking about losing a grand".

What's next?

Fury looks set for a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko on July 9 while Joshua's first title defence has also been pencilled in for that weekend. A fight between the two, as Fury appeared to call for in his tweet, still looks some way off.

However, Joshua has himself called for lucrative fights against British counterparts Fury and David Haye.

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