Anthony Joshua Ruthlessly Slaps Down Tyson Fury In Twitter Spat

Better luck next time, Tyson

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Looking to get a slice of the attention pie ahead of the most-hyped fight of the year, Tyson Fury tried to bait Anthony Joshua into a war of words on Twitter and, well, it didn't end too well for him.

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A notorious motor-mouth who revels in getting inside his opponents' heads, Fury found no such joy in trolling Joshua; the 27-year-old Londoner easily deflecting his attempted barbs before a simple, devastating put-down.

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Let's see how it went down, shall we?

Yes, let's.

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Fury casts his rod...

Ah, the old "call him fat" maneuver... a classic.

The one-two insecurity combo from Fury.

And then AJ drops the big one (ignoring the spelling of 'nowhere'... ignoring that), ending it there and then.

Fury scrabbled to recover, even going so far as to put up a weird picture of himself in a black shirt and some medallions (that'll show him!), but the damage was done.

Anthony Joshua is fighting Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 people at Wembley next Saturday, while Tyson Fury will be at home in his pants, eating a bowl of Crunchy Nut. No amount of Twitter jabs will change that.

While we can't exactly imagine Ali and Foreman taking to Twitter to exchange blows (come to think of it, Ali would have been a great social media aggravator), this is 2017, it's part of the package.