Tyson Fury has dug out his heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua for a tweet from four years ago that the Gypsy King has since proven wrong.
Back in November 2017, Joshua tweeted Fury saying "get fit you fat f***" after images of British boxer looking overweight had surfaced online.
Fury had ballooned to 28.5 stone after spiralling into depression in 2017 and previously revealed he was drinking an estimated 100 pints a week at his lowest point.
Having faced his mental health challenges head on and returned to the ring in 2018, Fury completed the first defence of his WBC world title last month in his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
On the fourth anniversary of Joshua's tweet, BT Sport shared on Twitter images of Fury from the time and after his win over Wilder, along with Joshua's message.
Fury quote tweeted the post and wrote: "With the right mindset and focus you can achieve anything."
The Manchester-born boxer went over two and a half years without stepping into the ring after he beat Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
This resulted in Fury having to surrender the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts he had claimed with his victory as he battled with depression.
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He returned to the ring in 2018 and drew his first meeting with Wilder in December 2018 before beating the Bronze Bomber in February 2020 to claim the WBC title.
The pair met for a third time in October this year, with Fury defending his title by way of an 11th round knockout.
However, Joshua's unanimous decision loss to Oleksandr Usyk two weeks prior has delayed the prospect of the two Brits meeting in a potential unification bout.
A shoulder injury to mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte has also thrust further doubt on the identity of Fury's next opponent.
His promoter Frank Warren discussed the subject in a recent interview with talkSPORT and explained that there is no rush for Fury to return to the ring.
“I don't think anything will happen until the WBC has their convention, which is later this month and I don't think that's going to happen until then," revealed Warren.
“There's no rush and there's no rush from Tyson's perspective. As I've said to everybody, it doesn't matter what anybody says. He will do what he wants to do.
“If the deal is right he'll do it. If he doesn't want to do it, he won't do it. He's his own man.”
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