Hearn: ‘Fury-Joshua fight will happen on Twitter instead’ ​

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Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed the hotly-anticipated title bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will now take place on Twitter instead.

The British heavyweights had originally agreed to face-off in Saudi Arabia on 14th August but on Monday it was ruled that Fury must knock the sh*te out of Deontay Wilder for a third time before September.

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The Fury and Joshua camps were locked in talks last night with both parties still eager to earn obscene amounts of money from boxing’s first heavyweight contest for all four recognised world titles.

Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, told Paddy Power News:

‘After lengthy discussions, both teams have agreed the title fight will take place on Twitter’.

BRENTWOOD, ENGLAND – JULY 29: Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom sport looks on as he is interviewed for TV during the Matchroom Fight Camp Media Brunch at the Matchroom HQ on July 29, 2020 in Brentwood, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

‘It felt like the natural solution given AJ & Tyson spend most of their time on there talking sh*te anyway’.

‘The bout will happen over the ensuing weeks and months, with the winner determined by whoever posts the most cringe-inducing insults and ‘trash-talk’ vids’.

The fight got underway this morning with Joshua scoring the first round. The world heavyweight Tweeter unleashed a flurry of low blows about Fury’s skinny legs and bald head.

However, follicly challenged Fury soon restored parity by landing a devastating combo of calling AJ a ‘Dosser’ while showing off his flamboyant Versace dressing gown.

The contest was cheered on by thousands of ‘boxing experts’ crammed into the comments sections underneath both fighter’s embarrassing posts.

Davy Puncheon, a veteran of 3 boxercise classes wrote:

‘I have Fury in the 5th with a putdown about AJ’s Insta pics’.

Meanwhile, Barney Tumble, whose last physical confrontation with anyone took place while at nursery school tweeted:

‘Me and my mates have Joshua on points on this scorecard we wrote on the back of a fag packet while p*ssed’.

Both fighters are expected to exchange verbal blows until both their purses are significantly enhanced.

In related news, new photos have emerged of Deontay Wilder sparring in his heavy ring-walk costume ahead of his rematch with Fury.

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