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Is Tyson fury a Nigerian or is he sending a message to Anthony Joshua? See Why
The new WBC world heavyweight champion was wearing a gum shield in the colours of the Nigerian flag during his stoppage win against Deontay Wilder on Sunday morning. His gloves had the colours of the Nigerian flag.
Joshua is proud of his Nigerian heritage and is frequently seen donning both the British flag and the Nigerian flag. His parents were both born in Nigeria, and they moved to the UK when they were 25. Joshua was also born in Nigeria and commonly visits his former homeland.
Fury’s decision to wear the gum shield, which also had the word ‘Nigeria’ written across the front of it, maybe a subtle way of calling out Joshua. Fury was spotted wearing the gum shield during the fight, as well as after.
Joshua, who regained the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, is also keen on landing a blockbuster unification showdown with Fury.
“I think Fury would fight me quicker than Wilder would, so, if that’s the case, I want him to win. Imagine that fight on British soil.
With Fury knocking out Wilder, both Fury and Joshua may soon slug it out for the undisputed heavyweight crown.