Tyson Fury has told Anthony Joshua to “rest up and recover” in a classy message to his rival following his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

Joshua lost his WBA, WBO and IBF belts to the Mexican in the sport’s biggest upset in New York.

Britain’s poster boy, 29, was embarrassed as he was sent crashing to the floor FOUR times before the referee waved off the fight in the seventh round.

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The astonishing loss comes after both Fury and WBC champ Deontay Wilder accused Joshua of dodging them.

But Fury, who branded AJ, 29, a “p****, s***house bum dosser” just three days ago, tweeted: “We have our back and Forth’s but @anthonyfjoshua changed his stars through life.

“Heavyweight boxing, these things happen, rest up, recover, regroup and come again…”

Wilder replied to the tweet: “P****.”

Fury, 30, overcame his demons to make a sensational return to boxing in 2018 after two and a half years outside the ring.

The Gypsy King won the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts from Wladimir Klitschko in July 2015 but was forced to give up his titles as he battled depression.

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Years away from the sport saw Fury balloon up but he lost a staggering 10st to return to the ranks and is now fighting to reclaim his straps.

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A rematch against Wilder has been confirmed after his upcoming bout against Tom Schwarz on June 15.

Fury was unlucky to be given a controversial draw against Wilder, 33, in December.

The American opted not to follow Fury’s lead as he laid into Joshua.

Wilder tweeted: “He wasn’t a true champion. His whole career was consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts.

“Facts and now we know who was running from who!!!! #TilThisDay”

Joshua was floored twice in the third round by Ruiz, 29, and suffered two more knock downs in the seventh.

After round six, the dazed former world champion asked his corner man: “Why am I feeling like this?”

Amazingly, one judge had Joshua as WINNING before the ref called off the fight.

Joshua and Ruiz are set to rematch in November or December in the UK.

This story originally appeared on The Sun UK



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