Anthony Joshua has lashed out at Tyson Fury, calling him “a fraud” with their undisputed title fight on the verge of collapsing, after he was given a 48-hour ultimatum before being ordered to face Oleksandr Usyk.
It is a big blow to the undisputed heavyweight championship fight between Joshua and Fury on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
A court ruled this week, that WBC champion Fury must take on Deontay Wilder again by September 15, meaning IBF, WBA and WBO titleholder Joshua may instead fight Usyk next.
“The world now sees you for the fraud you are.
“You’ve let boxing down! You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout not a fight.
“Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly,” Joshua posted on social media towards Fury.
Fury replied: “You are more full of [rubbish] than [promoter Eddie Hearn]. Your full team knew there was an arbitration going on, it was out of my hands! If I’m a fraud let’s fight this weekend bare knuckles until one man quits.”