Anthony Joshua brands himself 'the landlord' after signing whopping £500m two-fight deal to face rival Tyson Fury

ANTHONY JOSHUA has dubbed himself 'the landlord' ahead of his undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury.

The unified heavyweight champion of the world penned a whopping £500million deal to face The Gypsy King earlier this week.

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And AJ seemingly declared himself the king of the heavyweights 24 hours later by posting a picture with the accompanying caption: "The landlord."

Joshua, 31, first labelled himself the 'the landlord' during a heated press conference with Jarrell Miller in February 2019.

And he continued to use the moniker after the American failed a trio of drug tests and was pulled from their Madison Square Garden showdown.

He said: “Good luck to the kid Jarrell Miller whatever he does with his life.

"As I said, I’m not gonna knock him when he’s down.

“But he doesn’t even deserve to be in the ring with me or any other heavyweight right now.


“June 1, MSG, still going ahead. The landlord will still come and collect his rent.

“And by the way, to Miller’s mum: ‘I still love you and if there’s anything I can do for you, just let me know’.”

Despite Joshua and Fury signing contracts to face one another, their long-awaited showdown is far from a done deal.

A venue for the multi-million-pound bout has yet to be finalised, despite a slew of offers from abroad.

And Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn has claimed there's a chance the biggest fight in the history of British boxing could yet collapse.

When asked if all the hard work could end up being for nothing, Hearn told iFL TV: "Yeah, if people don't like the deal.

"Ultimately everyone is going to go now and look for the biggest site fee as a team and then present it to the fighters.

"There's no fight financially that will come close to this for both guys.

"Already the offers we have are considerable so I don't see an issue with that.

"I just think some people are more optimistic than others.

"Our track record speaks for itself.

"We are the only ones to deliver a major fight in the Middle East with a major site deal and the people who we did that deal are desperate to stage this fight."

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