Anthony Joshua calls Tyson Fury ‘a nut job’ says he has ‘a screw loose’

Anthony Joshua has called Tyson Fury “a nut job” saying the former heavyweight world champion has “a screw loose”.

The two boxers are continuing to trade verbal blows ahead of a potential blockbuster British scrap in 2018.

But after Fury’s well documented mental health issues, Joshua’s comments will not go down well.
The IBF, WBO and IBO champ, who is currently training out in Dubai, did admit that the self-titled “gypsy king” would provide a real test inside the squared circle.
He said:
“Fury is tall and I think he’s a bit of a nut-job to be honest with you. I think he’s just got a bit of a screw loose.
“Any man with a screw loose even if it is just in business, they just have a little something that you can’t put your finger on. So with Fury it would be tricky to figure him out.
“Fury would be a real breakdown job, a real gruesome type fight. Kind of like that Klitschko fight – I’ll go to hellfire and back to get the win
Back in November 2015 Fury shocked the world when he ripped the heavyweight world titles from Wladimir Klitschko out in Germany.
Yet incredibly, that victory did not impress Joshua, who says Fury “stole boxing”.
He added:
“Fury boxed 12 rounds and ran. I don’t respect that.
“If I’m the King of Dubai in the olden days and a different empire comes to take my territory, you don’t come and steal my treasure – that’s what Fury’s done I think.
“He stole the boxing from Klitschko in the sense that he just boxed and moved.
“If an up and coming king wants to take the king’s treasure, you look him in the face and put the dagger in his chest. You don’t stay from afar and slash, slash.
“You go to war and that is what me and Klistchko did.
“The new king is announced if you really dethrone the old king, you knock him out and took him out of the throne and now you sit on the throne.
“If you go to points you’re only as good as the last champion. You have to knock out the old champion to show you’re stronger and fiercer.
“If I went out there and went 12 rounds with Klitschko then we are just as good as each other.
“The judges made the decision on the fight, I went out there and knocked him out. I took the belts from him. I didn’t leave it to judges.”