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Tyson Fury Takes Swipe At Anthony Joshua And Says He's Not The Real Champion

Tyson Fury Takes Swipe At Anthony Joshua And Says He's Not The Real Champion

Tyson Fury has taken a jab at Anthony Joshua and claimed his fellow Brit's belts belong to him.

Joshua currently holds the division's three other major belts which Fury had to vacate back in 2015 due to his out of the ring issues.

'The Gypsy King' appeared on 'This Morning' on Wednesday and sent a firm warning to 'AJ' ahead of their potential unification bout this year.

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"I've already been the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world when I beat Klitschko.

"I had all the belts. 'So as far as I'm concerned Anthony Joshua has only got my leftovers because I never lost those belts, I had to vacate them for mental health problems to focus on myself."

Presenter Holly Willoughby then suggested Joshua's belts really belonged to Fury to which he said:

"Yeah. They're my belts."

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Tyson's wife Paris chimed in with: "He [Joshua] is just keeping them warm."

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The WBC heavyweight champion continues and says:

"Until a man's defeated in the boxing ring how can you claim to be the champion when you haven't beaten the champion?

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"I beat the dominant heavyweight of our era with 26 title defences and went to Germany to do it.

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"Then I've been an opponent again and went to America and beat the guy nobody wanted to fight."

The 31-year-old also explains that his time in the ring could be coming to an end, with a rematch against Deontay Wilder and potential fight with Joshua being his final two bouts.

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"I've got two more fights left, then we're going to really think about what we do from there.

"How long does a piece of string go on? I'm undefeated in 31 professional fights and this is my 12th year as a professional."

Fury also explains that the fallout from his victory against Wilder has been a bit of an 'anti-climax'.

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"It's almost an anti-climax.

"You elevate yourself in mind and body to go and box at his level and nothing means anything apart from the fight.

"Then you win and it's like, 'Oh well, I've done that' and I slide down the other side.

"But I feel fine, I've learned over the years to maintain the mental health problems and to train on a daily basis and keep a routine.

"It takes me about two weeks to get back to normal after a massive fight."

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.