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Anthony Joshua Attempts To Expose Tyson Fury's Credentials As A Top-Level Fighter

Anthony Joshua Attempts To Expose Tyson Fury's Credentials As A Top-Level Fighter

Anthony Joshua has began the mind games ahead of fighting Tyson Fury by questioning his credentials as a world heavyweight champion.

Joshua and Fury are set to meet in a 'Battle of Britain' showdown next year after agreeing to a two-fight deal.

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Both fighters have already faced off ahead of their undisputed clash with 'AJ' aiming a dig at Fury's resume as a top-level fighter.

The unified heavyweight champion suggested that the 'Gypsy King' has not fought at the elite level for long enough to be considered as one of the best of his era.

Speaking with Sky Sports, he said: "If the sport is lacking so much talent, it just shows all you need is feints and a bit of movement to be classed as one of the all-time greats of this generation, right?

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"That's why I believe a little bit of hard work, motivation and studying and you can overcome that hurdle that maybe is Tyson Fury. That's what I'm wondering, what is it that people see in Tyson Fury that is so intimidating or fearful or that he can't be touched at the top level?

"His first challenge was Wladimir Klitschko and he overcame that. That took him maybe eight years where he turned professional, built up his experience and confidence and finally fought Wladimir Klitshcko, then he had some years out and fought Deontay Wilder."

The WBA (super), IBF and WBO title holder added: "I just think he hasn't been in the deep end enough to show me that he can swim there for a long time in my opinion.

"You have to continuously prove to me that you belong there, you don't just come there once or twice you have got to continuously fight against championship fighters and that's how you gain my respect."

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Joshua and Fury have to take care of business before facing off against each other in 2021.

Joshua is set to defend his world titles versus mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev later this year while Fury will take on Deontay Wilder for a third time in December.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Fight News, Deontay Wilder

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.