Boxing champion, Tyson Fury has revealed he had a heated argument with Anthony Joshua over the phone and that during that encounter he came across ‘the real Femi’ claiming the British-Nigerian boxer is not nice in real life.
The rival heavyweight champions were close to confirming an undisputed fight this summer, only for Deontay Wilder to successfully win his arbitration case which forced Fury into a third meeting with him.
Following the crash of their expected fight, Joshua and Fury exchanged insults in a heated feud on social media – their most public war of words to date.
Now, Fury has revealed they have also battled with words in private saying Joshua would never forget in a hurry how he rebuffed him.
Fury told The Lowdown: “I have definitely encountered the true Anthony Joshua.
“Not a nice person, sort of a bully.
“Someone who thought he was gonna put the bluff on me. That’s what type of person he is.
“I once had the opportunity to see the real ‘Femi’. Fury said in reference to Joshua’s Nigerian name.
“He phoned me up one day in a mood to say he was gonna do this to me and do that to me.
“It didn’t fare too well for him, let’s just say that.
“Just out of the blue. He decided to give me a call, a telling off call.
“I don’t think he liked what he heard on the end of it.
“There’s be no telling me off anyway.
“I just told him the truth and the truth always hurts.”
Joshua is the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion of the world while Fury is the WBC, Lineal and Ring Maxine champion.