BOXING: Tyson Fury labels rival Anthony Joshua as a ‘pumped up weightlifter’

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Tyson Fury has branded Anthony Joshua a “pumped up weightlifter” and warned Wladimir Klitschko he is for “another hiding” in their re-match this summer.

Fury, the WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, defeated Klitschko on points in Germany last November and will go up against the Ukrainian again on July 9 at the MEN Arena.

Anticipation is also growing around a potential all-British unification fight with Joshua, who clinched the IBF title on Saturday after beating defending champion Charles Martin at London’s O2 Arena.

Fury called out Joshua immediately after the victory, labelling him “slow” and “ponderous” on Twitter, and he continued his war of words with the London 2012 gold medallist on Wednesday.

“I thought he looked like a pumped up weightlifter, out of his mind on drugs,” Fury said of Joshua’s win.

“He fought an American who came to lay down and had about as much fight in him as this glass of water there, zero.”

Fury continued: “The British public is thrilled by bums. You might be brainwashed by a p***y like Eddie Hearn.

“The fight I have to worry about is Wlad because he is 10 times the man of any of them world champions. You don’t hold a belt for 10 years if you’re no good.

“It’s no good talking about these bums until I get past him. Providing I do that I’ll fight all of them. I’ll take on the British first because they’re the easiest. I’ll leave the Americans until afterwards.”

Looking ahead to his own fight against Klitschko, Fury added: “If he doesn’t do something different he is on for another hiding. He has to come and try and fight. He couldn’t fight me first time with his A-game so he won’t on his second.”