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Tyson Fury Blocks Anthony Joshua On Twitter Following Rant

Joshua takes on Povetkin in front of 80,000 Wembley fans Joshua takes on Povetkin in front of 80,000 Wembley fans
Adrian Cunningham | 24 September, 2018, 10:24

Wembley stadium is booked for April 13, 2019. Whichever heavyweight is serious, get on the phone to [promoter] Eddie [Hearn] and make a deal. The unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO champion still has repeatedly declined to predict a victor between Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) and Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs).

Talks between the Joshua and Wilder camps have stalled and Hearn is anxious a fight that will be worth far more than the "peanuts" of an initially offered $50 million could be derailed. "I'll fight Fury if he's ready".

Povetkin managed to somehow get up and to his feet but it was to no avail as Joshua proved his worth as a top-class finisher and landed blow after blow until eventually referee Gray stepped in an called a halt to the fight.

Fury's promoter Frank Warren refused to confirm whether there was a rematch clause in the contract with Wilder, leading Hearn, whose son Eddie promotes Joshua, to say: "There has to be a rematch clause". No-one wants to wait until December because it takes a long time to negotiate with Wilder's people.

"But now, after 80,000 (the estimated crowd at Wembley) and the worldwide exposure and after the finish (against Povetkin) that offer (made previously, by the Wilder camp) will look like absolute peanuts when this fight is made".

It is not so much what might have been but feelings of frustration for Joseph Parker would have undoubtedly bubbled to the surface after watching Anthony Joshua sweep past another heavyweight contender.

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The match was nearly a repeat of 17 months ago, when Joshua was knocked down by Ukranian veteran Wladimir Klitschko in the same venue, but came back to win the fight in a career-defining moment. We will negotiate the fight now. We will have someone else in place for April too. "We want that now". In terms of April, if we want the fight to happen then, Wilder must win. "I've never seen a bigger bum in my life". "He's never been in a good fight, apart from one against Steve Cunningham where he got knocked down".

Tyson Fury has blocked Anthony Joshua on Twitter, following a blistering rant he shared about his fellow boxer.

Joshua, who said Thursday that "my well is deep, my heart can definitely go through hell and back", was certainly being tested in the opening exchanges, although he did start to respond with some single-punch jabs.

Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs), 39, was impressively aggressive and consistently unsafe with left hooks and overhand rights.

Povetkin, 39, knew this was most likely his last shot after being floored four times in a unanimous points loss to Wladimir Klitschko five years ago.

"I wasn't looking for the knockout but the instinct told he was hurt".