Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury exchanged words on social media after Fury bizarrely called Oleksandr Usyk a ‘little steroid man’.
Fury said: “You know what I can’t believe?
“That AJ has gone and given Ukraine all the heavyweight belts back after all my hard work of relieving them. You big, useless dosser.
“You’ve let a little steroid man come up from middleweight and set about you, and take all your belts.
“But it’s gonna have to take a real British Lancaster bomber like me to go and relieve the useless little sted head of the belts and get them back to Britain.
“Honestly, bring them to me – the ‘Gypsy King’, bring them to me.
“I’ll put them in their place, relieve them of the belts again.”
Due to delays with results management, Fury was not charged until June 2016 and then his lawyers battled a case that lasted until December 2017 and resulted in a compromised outcome.
UKAD held their position that the anti-doping rule violation had been committed, however Fury insisted he never took any performance-enhancing drugs or knowingly committed a violation.
The end result was a statement released on December 12, 2017, announcing that Fury received a two-year ban, backdated to December 13, 2015 – meaning he was free to fight on the following day.
Klitschko referenced this as he hit back at Fury for his comments about Usyk.
The former champion tweeted: “Tyson Fury – you live in a glass house, and someone needs to take away your stones.
“Wasn’t long ago before our fight where you ACTUALLY tested positive.
“Anyone can Google it. Keep it classy!!! #UsykChampion #Ukraine #Hypocrite.”
It did not take long for Fury to reply.
He said in an Instagram story: “Wladimir Klitschko – pity that someone can’t be you, as you could [not] even land a shot in 12 rounds, bum.
“And now grandad time has taken you away.
“Oleksandr Usyk and you together could never beat a man like me.”
He added in a follow-up video: “Wladimir, you’ve got some cheek to come back after all these years and open your big mouth.
“You never landed a punch, I took all your belts off you.”
At this point he panned the camera to his trophy cabinet containing the heavyweight titles and added: “Look, these used to belong to you mush.
“Now they belong to me, you useless dosser. Keep on dreaming.”
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