Eventually, Mark Breland in the corner for the ‘Bronze Bomber’ decided to throw in the towel after watching his fighter take a beating at the hands of the Brit.
Having taken the only belt which eluded him from his previous world heavyweight title reign – fans are waiting for an undisputed title clash against WBA, IBF and WBO title-holder Joshua.
And Fury appeared to goad his domestic rival during the contest by wearing a mouth guard with ‘Nigeria’ scribbled on, which appeared to be in reference to AJ’s Nigerian heritage.
Joshua currently is in Nigeria at the moment and is extremely proud of his origins, proudly bearing a tattoo of the African country on his shoulder. Speaking to talkSPORT on Sunday morning, Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren warned rival Eddie Hearn to scrap Joshua’s proposed bout with Kubrat Pulev in June.
“Well I was saying all along; let’s make it a 50-50 deal. I never had any problem with that all the way through.
“He was never serious about that fight, now they NEED Tyson Fury. But let’s get where we are; Deontay Wilder has 30 days to invoke a rematch.
“In the meantime, Anthony Joshua has to fight Pulev. They’ve more or less agreed to it and I’m led to believe they’re going to make an announcement on that next week.
“He [Hearn] better pull him out of that Pulev fight because I am a bit worried that if Pulev hits him on the chin he might stop him. In that year he has talked about, Tyson’s stock has dramatically risen.”