Tyson Fury has slammed Anthony Joshua for failing to follow up on his sparring offer before the Deontay Wilder rematch next month. After a thrilling draw in their first fight, Fury will face Wilder for the second time in his career in Las Vegas on February 22. Joshua, meanwhile, regained his four world heavyweight titles by beating Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch in December. But after the fight, Joshua surprisingly offered to help Fury with his preparations for his rematch against Wilder by sparring his British rival. Fury accepted the proposal but Joshua has not joined up with the 31-year-old at his training camp in Las Vegas.
They offered hot air as usual,’ Fury told Seconds Out. ‘I accepted, they haven’t turned up, take what you want from it, that’s it. ‘Joshua’s nothing like Wilder but I’d like to bring him over and give him a good hiding anyway. ‘But they’re not going to come, let’s face it. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will fight in their rematch on February 22 (AFP via Getty Images) ‘They’re not going to come over and get beat up in sparring. ‘It was just a stupid offer at a stupid time – wasn’t thinking, I accepted straight away, me being me, and that was it. ‘I don’t read into it too much, he ain’t coming, simple as. He ain’t got the bollocks to turn up and spar, end of.’ Joshua beat Ruiz via unanimous decision but Fury has criticised the manner of the 30-year-old’s win in Saudi Arabia. ‘I don’t think it was a great performance,’ said Fury. Anthony Joshua regained his four world titles by beating Andy Ruiz Jr (Reuters) ‘I thought it was a hit and run, s***house style, coward. ‘Every time he stood still Andy rocked him to his boots. But it was what it was. ‘He got the decision, fair play. On to the next one.’ Asked if Joshua is in the same category as himself and Wilder, Fury replied: ‘Definitely not. He already got knocked out. He’s out of it, way out of it, he needs to prove himself again. ‘And I don’t mean proving it by hit-and-running from a little fat guy all over the ring.
Source: Metro Co.Uk