Nigerian-born world heavy-weight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, has been called a “plastic Nigerian” by British boxer, Tyson Fury, in what’s a response to Joshua’s remarks regarding his fight with Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
In an interview with Skysports, the Unification champion had claimed that Fury “didn’t come to fight” in the said 2015 bout against the Ukrainian legend.
“He didn’t throw a punch. He didn’t come to fight,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
“He just walked around the ring for like 12 rounds, it’s boring. It’s not winning, it’s how you win.
“His stock didn’t rise. Your stock has got to rise and he could have had the better win, but when people look at it, many years after, ask them whose fight they will remember,” Joshua added.
Joshua’s comments prompted Fury, who took to his social media account to reply the boxing champion, calling him a “plastic Nigerian,” with claims that he’s more Nigerian than the 27-year-old former Olympian, whose ancestral home is Shagamu, in Ogun State, Nigeria.
“@anthony_joshua boring hay!” Fury blasted, in a video posted on his Instagram page, @gypsyking101.
“We see who is boring when U face me! A big bully is what you, are u big dosser. Big femi your bully street name. I’ve seen your type many times. The man who can’t speak his own mind, the plastic Nigerian.
“I’m more Nigerian than you! I’ll fly the flag for Nigeria when we fight. GYPSY MAN. Represents the world. Ali had words for a man like you, they were Uncle Tom,” he added.
Since Joshua defeated Klitschko to emerge the Unification champion on April 29, this year, Fury has been call out the former Olympic champion for a match between the two, leading to heated exchange of words.
Fury has had twenty five bouts, winning all, with 18 ending in knockouts.