Tyson Fury mocked “bum” Anthony Joshua with a meme of him “taking his rival to school”.
The heavyweight champions have already verbally agreed on a two-fight deal for 2021.
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And ahead of their potential undisputed title decider, Fury taunted his rival by indirectly telling Joshua he has superior skills.
He captioned the hilarious post: “Happy Wednesday.”
In the picture, a mocked-up image of AJ asks while holding the far bigger Gypsy King’s hand: “Where are you taking me?”
Fury responds: “To school, you bum.”
The social media jibe garnered a mixed reactions from opposing fans, who are divided on who will emerge victoriously.
The Battle of Britain had come under threat after the WBC mandated the winner between Fury and Deontay Wilder, 34, – signed for this year – to face Dillian Whyte.
But Whyte’s hopes of finally challenging for the heavyweight crown went up in smoke after he was knocked out by 40-year-old Alexander Povetkin.
Whyte, 32, has the chance to enact revenge against Povetkin in a rematch.
And Fury has told Joshua to “stop running away” now his mandatory duties have momentarily been erased.
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He told BT Sport Boxing: “Eddie Hearn was trying to protect Joshua, trying to put a hurdle in the way with Whyte.
“The biggest fight out there now is me and Joshua, so let’s make it happen.
“Stop running away, stop making excuses, put your nuts in your handbag and let’s fight.”