Tyson Fury has vowed to knock out Anthony Joshua inside three rounds after accusing him of ducking their £200million mega-fight.
Joshua set up a potential undisputed clash with fellow heavyweight world champion Fury by knocking out Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round on Saturday night.
But when he was asked about a future fight with his fellow countryman, Joshua appeared hesitant to commit.
And Fury took full advantage by saying: “Well there you go everyone, Anthony Joshua s*** himself on live TV.
“He was asked if he wanted the fight and he went round the bushes and put his a*** on the edge.
‘I want the fight. I want the fight next, I’ll knock him out inside three rounds, he’s a big bum dosser. I can’t wait to knock him out.”
Joshua was asked if he wanted to face Fury in 2021 but took his time to confirm his interest.
Eventually he said: “I’m ready for anything; less talk, more action.
“I started in 2013 and have been chasing all the belts and handling all the mandatories. Whoever has the belt I will compete with them. If that’s Tyson Fury, then let it be Tyson Fury.”
It was left to his promoter Eddie Hearn to confirm he will resume talks over the fight this week.
“Since he came into the office he’s wanted to be undisputed heavyweight champion of the world,” he said.
“We know what we have to do, starting from tomorrow; we make the Tyson Fury fight; it’s the only fight to be made in boxing.
“It’s the biggest fight in British boxing history. I promise you, he wants it. He’s the best heavyweight in the world.”
And when it was put back until the new year, Fury walked away having already agreed in principle to fight Joshua twice in 2021.
Both men have agreed to a 50/50 purse split with the venue, date and TV coverage the outstanding issues.