Tyson Fury gives subtle nod to Anthony Joshua during Deontay Wilder fight as he wears gumshield with NIGERIAN flag on it… in reference to fellow Brit’s heritage
- Tyson Fury gave a nod to fellow Brit Anthony Joshua during Deontay Wilder bout
- REPORT: The Gypsy King defeated Wilder in the seventh round through TKO
- Fury wore a gumshield with the Nigerian flag on, tipping to AJ’s family heritage
- Promoter Eddie Hearn has said Joshua wants to fight Fury in unification fight
- Wilder has 30 days to trigger a rematch clause and complete the trilogy
Tyson Fury appeared to give a nod 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 of the American. Fury dominated the fight throughout and it has since been revealed the Bronze Bomber only won one round on the judges scorecards across all three adjudicators.
Fury will now have his eyes set on a unification fight with Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles and sent a subtle message to AJ during his Las Vegas bout.
Tyson Fury gave a subtle nod to Anthony Joshua during his seven round blitz of Deontay Wilder
Fury claimed the WBC Heavyweight title after dominating Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday
Fury wore a gumshield with the Nigerian flag printed across it in a strange gesture to Joshua
Joshua posted the photo of Fury wearing the gumshield, alongside the caption: ‘Gladiator’
The Brit also uploaded this image of Wilder on Instagram, alongside the same photo caption
The 31-year-old Mancunian wore a green and white gumshield during the fight with Wilder with the word ‘Nigeria’ written across it.
The mouth guard is thought to be referencing Joshua’s Nigerian heritage that he is incredibly proud of.
Joshua even has a tattoo of the African country on his right shoulder and recently registered for a national ID card in the nation’s capital Abuja.
Joshua showed his respect to his heavyweight rival on Instagram after the fight, posting a picture of Fury donning the gumshield, alongside the caption: ‘Gladiator’.
Joshua holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles and is proud of his Nigerian heritage
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has said that he has spoken to AJ and said the Watford-born fighter will do ‘anything’ to fight Fury and unify the division.
Hearn even took to his own Instagram account to praise Fury for his performance and express his desire for the all-UK unification fight.
However, Wilder could spoil the party within the next month as he could trigger a rematch clause within the next 30 days for a third bout with Fury.
Fury seemed up for the AJ fight as he said: ‘I’ve got another old fella across the pond who might want a little tickle. Then that is it then. It’s completed. Done.’
Brilliant performance from Fury – all the belts are in the UK, no one wants Fury v Wilder 3 let’s go straight to AJ v Fury! #undisputed
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