TYSON FURY has blasted claims he is 'avoiding' Anthony Joshua and has taunted the 'big bodybuilder'.
The two Brits were set for a heavyweight unification blockbuster this summer – until Deontay Wilder scuppered that happening.
The American won his arbitration case for a trilogy fight against Fury – and that is now happening on July 24.
Joshua is set to face Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that the 31-year-old believes Fury never really wanted the fight and the breakdown was 'intentional'.
Now Fury has his back and is angry that he is being accused of dodging Joshua.
Speaking on talkSPORT, the 32-year-old joked: “I’m absolutely quaking in my boots, for the big bodybuilder.
“I’m s***ing myself because them muscles are terrifying.
“Listen, at the end of the day I’ve never avoided anybody in my career.
“Wilder’s the most dangerous fighter on this planet. I’m giving this fighter – the most dangerous puncher in the history of our sport – three chances in a row to beat me.
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“That takes a lot of balls to do that.
“Three opportunities playing with fire, playing with an atomic bomb. It’s very risky business to say the least.
“You’ve got one man who’s quick as lightning, who can knock you out with one punch.
“And you’ve got one guy who doesn’t have a great engine, that gasses out after three or four punches. He looks good, but looks can be deceiving.
“If it was about looks, I wouldn’t be heavyweight champion of the world, would I? Definitely not, I’d be a road sweeper.”
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Fury has promised to 'run over Wilder like an 18-wheeler' – clearly confident after he battered the Alabama fighter in February 2020.
He is even preparing to have another fight BEFORE finally setting up the Battle of Britain.
The Gypsy King added: One thing I will say is though – if I now get through this fight injury free and get the victory, I’ll be looking to fight again this year, for sure.
"100 per cent, no matter who it is."
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