TYSON FURY has slammed Anthony Joshua following the Brit's criticism of his next fight.
The Gypsy King has an underwhelming opponent in undefeated Swede Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on September 14.
2 Tyson Fury has hit back at heavyweight rival Anthony JoshuaCredit: Alamy Live News
It follows his routine win over the relatively unknown Tom Schwarz in June.
The latest announcement sparked criticism from across the boxing world notably from AJ, who said: "Fury's gonna fight Otto Wallin, no-one talks about that.
"I fought Wallin as an amateur. These guys are cream of the crop, they shouldn't be fighting them type of people… I can't fight Wallin, don't think I can ever fight lower-tier heavyweights."
But Fury has hit back at the 29-year-old and quickly reminded him of his shock defeat to current heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr.
AJ you must think before you speak you little p****
Fury on AJ's comments
Talking to Behind The Gloves, he said: "What about Andy Ruiz then? Was he a top-tier heavyweight when he fought him, got knocked out by him?”
“No he wasn’t the answer to that question, nobody knew who Andy Ruiz was, he was a two week replacement opponent.
“People only become somebody by getting an opportunity and a break and seizing it with both hands.
“This time last year Andy Ruiz was nobody, absolutely f****** nobody and today he’s heavyweight champion of the world so if he wasn’t given the opportunity on two weeks notice then nobody would still know his name.
“He [Joshua] contradicts himself quite a lot, so AJ you must think before you speak you little p****."
Fury also weighed in on Joshua's public falling out with heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis.
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The two have been locked in a war of words that ended up with Joshua labelling the 53-year-old a "clown."
Fury added: “I’ve seen a little bit of s*** going on between him and Lennox. I think it’s kind of cool, very cool, because them two were like, ‘oh he’s a great champion – he’s a great champion, I love you more, no I love you more,’ for ages, now they’re like, ‘he’s a clown, he’s a clown.’
“I don’t really take too much to it to be honest, it’s not really my concern, it is what it is, bulls***.”
2 AJ criticised Tyson Fury for taking on Swedish opponent Otto WallinCredit: Getty Images – Getty