Anthony Joshua Aims Dig At Tyson Fury Following Latest Win
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Anthony Joshua has taken a thinly-veiled dig at Tyson Fury over his latest win, as he questioned the quality of his opponent Tom Schwarz.

Concise News reports that The Gypsy King beat Schwarz inside two rounds at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, to maintain his unbeaten record.

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Joshua had lost his own perfect record just a fortnight previous, after being dethroned of his world titles in a shock defeat to Mexican Andy Ruiz.

In a video posted on Twitter by journalist Michael Benson, Joshua could be seen playing table tennis with a friend, before the topic turned to Fury.

Joshua said: “I could talk s*** [about Fury], but he done what he had to, well played to him.

“I wanna go back to fighting some easy opponents! [Schwarz was ranked] 56th.

“I think, why am I out here doing all this s*** myself? D’you know what I mean?”

Joshua has come up against established unbeaten opponents in his last three bouts, having seen off Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin before the upset at the hands of Ruiz.

Meanwhile, Fury has not long made a comeback to the sport following a mental health battle but has fought largely unknowns – with the exception of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Joshua, Fury and Wilder have been involved in a heavyweight merry-go-round, with fans desperate to see all three square off against one another.

A rematch between Fury and Wilder seems likely to be the first to be arranged, with the former suggesting it could be scheduled for early next year.

Joshua meanwhile must first navigate a rematch of his own with Ruiz, who scooped his WBA, WBO and IBF belts following the clash at Madison Square Garden earlier this month.

The fighter of Nigerian descent was knocked down four times during the duel, and at one stage looked to ask trainer Rob McCracken what round it was.