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.
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“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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