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Tyson Fury lays down the challenge to fight Anthony Joshua

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury appeared on Good Morning Britain and spoke about his tweet challenging Anthony Joshua to a fight after his knockout of Kubrat Pulev at the weekend. He also revealed his lawyers have sent a letter to the BBC to get him removed from the shortlist of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Tyson told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “I watched the fight, I was very impressed with what he did. It came to the end of the fight when they did the interview, the public heard that he wanted to fight me and he avoided the question, which was a bit disappointing as it’s been building up over the years. He avoided the question like he didn’t want the fight, so I had to get straight on social media and make everyone know I’m willing to take the fight.”

He added: “Grow a pair and sign the contract, big boy! I’m aiming to take him out inside four rounds. I said it about Deontay Wilder, not many people listened… Anthony’s standing in my way of total supremacy in my era. He’s the only one left I haven’t beaten. Immortality awaits - I’m one win away from it.” 

Tyson also revealed he wants to be removed from the shortlist of BBC Sports Personality of the Year: “I don’t need any awards from any TV stations or any organisations for me to know who I am. I know who I am. I know what I’ve done. I don’t need a big pat on the back and I don’t need a glass trophy. No disrespect to anyone who wants it, but I see everyone clambering to get on that list and I’m clambering to get off it. I don’t need gratification from anybody. I am the peoples’ champion, the love of the people means more to me than anything. I don’t need an award to be celebrating that,” he said.

Piers then asked Tyson if he’s been removed from the list and Tyson said: “I’ve asked nicely to be taken off the list and they decided they weren’t going to take me off the list, so I’ve had my lawyer send them a letter demanding I be taken off the list. Let’s hope they listen.”

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