Tyson Fury has prompted a war of words with one of Anthony Joshua’s potential next opponents, Michael Hunter.
The ‘Gypsy King’ hit back at a newspaper fact file which incorrectly stated that he’d lost an amateur bout to the American, who has now responded in turn.
Fury first wrote on Instagram: “I spanked Hunter at Cafe Royal London. Ask the people who were there, Billy Joe Saunders and James DeGale.
“I lost four amateur fights, Hunter not one of them.”
Hunter replied by posting an account from someone in attendance at the bout who claimed the Brit only won by virtue of a ‘terrible decision.’
He captioned the post: “Facts.”
The fight itself reportedly took place on November 20, 2006 – when both men were just 18 years old.
Despite the fact they are now 30, their competitive spirit has obviously not died down, hence why neither are refusing to budge from their positions.
Speaking about the bout in an interview with Boxing News earlier this year, Michael Hunter explained: “We had a duel, England versus USA, and I ended up facing Tyson Fury.
“People don’t know that I fought him in the amateurs.
“I beat him damn near to death in three rounds and actually he got the victory though.
“I would have had to basically knock him outside of the ring, but I definitely thought I won that fight.”
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I see the @thesun are at it again printing wrong information, please get your facts right before you print bull sh..!! I spanked hunter at café Royal London. Ask the people who were there @saundersbillyjoe @jamesdegale1 . I lost 4 amateur fights hunter not 1 of them,!!!!!!