Tyson Fury Calls Anthony Joshua A Chicken After Controversial Draw

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder put on a brilliant fight for the WBC heavyweight and lineal titles but no one came out the winner. The only loser might have been Anthony Joshua.

There is no doubt that Tyson Fury answered all the questions that people had of him. After nearly three years out of the ring the lineal champion had two comeback fights before setting up a fight against Deontay Wilder for the WBC title.

People wondered if Fury could return to the heady days of his win of Wladimir Klitschko, especially after so long out, and the undefeated British boxer was excellent.

The Gypsy King was knocked down twice, in the ninth and 12th rounds, but dominated the fight and most people thought he should have won. Of course Wilder felt he'd done enough to win too but the fight instead was scored as a draw.

After the final bell and the decision the two men showed great respect for each other, and the war they'd been through, but Fury was less respectful of the heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.

Taking to the mic Fury shouted, "CHICKEN! CHICKEN JOSHUA! WHERE ARE YOU AJ?!" and also made chicken noises aimed at his fellow Englishman.

Joshua beat Klitschko but has failed to make a fight with Wilder. Image: PA Images
Joshua beat Klitschko but has failed to make a fight with Wilder. Image: PA Images

According to Wilder's camp they offered AJ $50 million to set up a fight between the two heavyweight champions earlier in the year but AJ's team turned it down.

It has led to a lot of criticism as most people want to see a unification fight between the two men.

The draw means that fight now looks further away as the Bronze Bomber and the Gypsy King are likely to have a rematch somewhere down the line whilst AJ is likely to have his rematch with Dillian Whyte in April.

Joshua revealed he wouldn't even be watching the fight live, saying, "The fight is on too early in the morning for me, so I'll be sleeping. I enjoy watching the highlights. I'll watch it in the morning on social media."

It'll be interesting to see how the 2012 Olympic champion responds to being called a chicken.

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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