Anthony Joshua has been known in recent weeks for calling people out on social media and making pretty incendiary remarks.
He’s not been holding back, calling Tyson Fury a ‘fat f*ck’ is not something you do lightly, but if a new video is anything to go by, he’s just gone one step further.
That’s because a private exchange between the British boxer and US heavyweight Eddie Chambers shows Joshua allegedly making ‘racist’ remarks about a ‘superior black race’.
— Eddie Chambers (@champfasteddie) November 17, 2017
The video was posted to Chambers’ Twitter account, which showed Eddie’s coach scrolling through the conversation – instigated by Joshua – before clicking on to Joshua’s verified account.
The video went viral, and was swiftly shared by Tyson Fury, with whom Joshua has recently had a scrap with on social media.
Promoter Eddie Hearn claimed the account was fake, though this video allegedly disproves that.
It’s fake – look at spaces between underscore
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) November 16, 2017
Joshua is yet to respond to the most recent controversy, but there are claims coming from his camp that the boxer’s insta account was hacked.
Joshua has been very outspoken recently, as evidenced by the aforementioned argument with Fury on Twitter.
Joshua called out Fury on Twitter, telling him to get fit and calling him a ‘fat f*ck’.
Following Joshua’s win over Carlos Takam, Fury has renewed his claim he would ‘beat AJ in a fight’.
AJ’s tweet, telling Fury to ‘get fit, you fat f**k’ came as talks intensified, suggesting the possibility of the two heavyweights battling it out for Joshua’s three world titles.
29-year-old Fury also blasted Joshua’s 10th round win over Takam, who replaced his original opponent, Kubrat Pulev, with just weeks to go.
Joshua told Sky Sports:
It’s Anthony Joshua versus the world right now, I have got to fight them all.
Eddie [Hearn] is right, as a promoter it works well for him, it works well for me and I think it works well for people who want to watch me and Tyson Fury get it on.
I wish him the best of luck with what he’s going through because we need to see him back in the ring.
Eddie has been on the phone to Tyson, trying to make things happen and support his cause. This is a fight, down the line, that might happen.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) November 9, 2017
Joshua more recently told Sport 360:
I try to be professional but remember this is a fighting sport and you have to meet fire with fire now and again.
Sometimes if a dog barks at you so many times, the other dog needs to bite back and make sure the other dog puts his tail between his legs. And that’s what you have to do with Tyson Fury sometimes.
And that’s all it was, I just had to bite back.
This also comes weeks after a new bout between Joshua and longtime rival Deontay Wilder has been confirmed.
The undefeated heavyweight champions will settle the score at some point in 2018 after Eddie Hearn today confirmed talks have started for a fight next year.
Joshua’s IBF, IBO and WBA titles and Wilder’s WBC title will be on the line, as the two fighters hope to unify the division, staking a claim as undisputed champion.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 9, 2017
Whoever comes out victorious between Joshua or Wilder, it will bring them one step closer to holding all belts, leaving only New Zealand’s WBO Champion, Joseph Parker, the only challenger left standing in the way to unify the whole division.
At the rate Joshua is going, he’s going to have a lot of enemies to get through before he hangs his gloves up.