Anthony Joshua has hit out at rival Tyson Fury after his bizarre X-rated rant at a YouTuber on social media.
In a viral interview, the Gypsy King swore multiple times and insulted social media star True Geordie – real name Brian Davis – after he questioned Fury’s trilogy fight against Derek Chisora.
In response, Joshua told SPORTbible that boxers needed to behave better to set an example to young people.
“Listen, there’s one thing being the champion of the ring and there’s another being the champion of the people outside of the ring,” he said.
“We need to conduct ourselves in better fashion because there’s youngsters that are watching us.
“I’m not the judge who can say what’s right or wrong, we just have to try and conduct ourselves in better fashion when we can, when we’re in front of the camera. When we can, just try. Try, try, try, that’s for the up-and-coming fighters.’
In response to Davis asking whether boxing fans would want to see a third bout against Chisora, a man he has already beaten comfortably in 2011 and 2014, Fury reacted furiously.
The WBC world heavyweight title holder said, “I think you’re a t****r. You little t***pot. And I won’t be doing any more interviews with you little t***pot, bearded, bald-headed t****r. Kiss my b**ls, you little w**ker. You little sh**house.”
After laughing his way through the abuse, Davis asked Fury if he was having trouble ending the video call, prompting the heavyweight to reply: “Suck a d**k.”
Undefeated Fury (33-0-1) faces 38-year-old veteran Chisora (33-12) at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on December 3.