Tyson Fury has revealed his weight loss on Twitter after being branded a ‘fat f***’ by bitter rival Anthony Joshua.
The former unified heavyweight champion of the world wants a showdown with AJ as he targets a return to the ring.
Joshua addressed Fury on Wednesday, telling him to get in shape, and Fury hit back by saying he doesn’t need to lose weight to be able to ‘smash his face in’.
Now, he has tweeted: “Morning, fight fans. I’ve had another good sesh in the gym, you will be pleased to hear that I’ve shed another 9lbs, the weight is melting off.
“For all those people who said I couldn’t lose the weight & fight again this must be sad for taste.”
Joshua is likely to face Deontay Wilder before Fury, with promoter Eddie Hearn confirming a unification fight between the two would take place at some time next year.
“We need middle ground between reality and fantasy,” said Hearn. “If we can, I don’t see problems making the fight.
“Unfortunately, Anthony has to overpay opponents. If we offered Deontay the correct purse for this fight it would never happen because he would think it was disrespectful.
“So we have to overpay him to make it happen. And we have to give him respect because he’s a great fighter, a great champion, really exciting, a great self promoter.
“I feel a bit bad for him, he’s got no promoter pushing him.
“It’s going to happen in 2018, absolutely no question. You can’t get away with not making fights any more because when you do you wake up to a million tweets.”
Meanwhile, Fury tweeted the Mirror’s story about Cambridge councillor David Burch warning parents about ‘traveller germs’.
The fighter posted: “David Burch you can come & inspect my kids anytime, you racist.
“Councillor David Burch of Cambridge, your behaviour is totally unacceptable in 2017 to say traveller kids have germs! Give him the sack.”
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