With their fight in the balance, world heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are trading blows on social media instead of the ring.
There was a back and forth between the English boxers over Twitter on Wednesday, prompted by Joshua calling Fury a “fraud” because his rival might have to pull out of their Aug. 14 fight in Saudi Arabia following an unexpected ruling in the United States.
An arbitrator has ruled that Fury is contractually bound to fulfil a third fight with Deontay Wilder, and that it has to take place by Sept. 15.
“You’ve let boxing down!” Joshua wrote directly to Fury. “You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout not a fight.