Tyson Fury gives Anthony Joshua a subtle nod during Deontay Wilder fight while wearing chewing gum with the NIGERIC flag on it … in reference to the heritage of fellow British
- Tyson Fury winked at fellow Brit Anthony Joshua during Deontay Wilder competition
- REPORT: The Gypsy King defeated Wilder in the seventh round through TKO
- Fury wore a chewing gum with the Nigerian flag on it, indicating AJ’s family heritage
- Promoter Eddie Hearn has said that Joshua wants to fight Fury in unity struggle
- Wilder has 30 days to activate a rematch clause and complete the trilogy
Tyson Fury seemed to give a wink to fellow heavyweight Brit Anthony Joshua during his rematch with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King defeated Wilder in their rematch to claim the WBC Heavyweight title after a seven round blitz from the American. Fury dominated the fight throughout and it has since been revealed that the Bronze Bomber won only one round on the jury score cards for all three judges.
Fury will now focus his eyes on a unitary fight with Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles and sent a subtle message to AJ during his Las Vegas competition.
Tyson Fury gave Anthony Joshua a subtle nod during his seven round blitz by Deontay Wilder
Fury claimed the WBC Heavyweight title after dominating Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday
Fury carried a chewing gum with the Nigerian flag over it in a strange gesture to Joshua
Joshua placed the photo of Fury wearing the gums, next to the caption: “Gladiator”
The Brit also uploaded this image of Wilder on Instagram, in addition to the same photo caption
The 31-year-old Mancunian wore green and white gums during the battle with Wilder with the word “Nigeria” written about it.
It is thought that the mouthguard refers to the Nigerian heritage of Joshua that he is incredibly proud of.
Joshua even has a tattoo of the African country on his right shoulder and has recently registered for a national identity card in Abuja, the country’s capital.
Joshua showed his respect for his heavyweight rival on Instagram after the fight and placed a photo of Fury who pulled the gums alongside the caption: “Gladiator.”
Joshua has the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles and is proud of his Nigerian roots
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said he spoke with AJ and said the Watford-born hunter will do “everything” to fight Fury and unite the division.
Hearn even went to his own Instagram account to praise Fury for his achievements and express his desire for the British unification fight.
However, Wilder was able to spoil the party within the following month because he could activate a rematch clause for a third fight with Fury within the next 30 days.
Fury looked like the AJ fight when he said, “I have another old guy across the pond who might want a little tickle.” Then that’s it. It is complete. Done.’