Later this month Joshua and Klitschko will compete for the WBA title that was vacated by Fury after he repeatedly pulled out of a rematch with Klitschko, with the bout set to take place in front of a post-war record crowd of 90,000 at Wembley.
However, Fury claimed that Joshua was a "poor man's Frank Bruno" and a "paper champ", coaxing the 27-year-old to hit back at the controversial former title holder.
Read the full exchange on Twitter below:
@anthonyfjoshua I might be fat, but your a paper champ & paper Chined weightlifting rudeboy wannabe badman! Know your place chump!Or I'll come back & ok u.🥊— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) April 18, 2017
Shut up & give me a date when you'll b back! YOU'RE the only reason we haven't had a fight yet! b about what u say. I ain't going know where https://t.co/fgM70skdbl— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) April 18, 2017
@anthonyfjoshua U shouldn't throw stones when u live in a glass house,deal with bitchko first then I'll give u a boxing lesson, I promise 🙏🏻 Good luck chump— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) April 18, 2017