Deontay Wilder has escalated his war of words with Tyson Fury amid talk of a world heavyweight title unification showdown next year.
WBC champion Wilder (35-0-KO34) – known as 'The Bronze Bomber' – was quick to call out Fury in the wake of the British fighter's stunning victory over Wladimir Klitschko, which saw him snatch the WBA, WBO and IBF belts.
Fury (25-0-KO18) responded on social media by stating: "Bronze Bomber, how about a unification fight for all the belts, you skinny, ball-playing, bum city. I'll destroy you!"
The American hit back with: "Your horrible singing after the fight was more impressive than the fight itself. I'm ready whenever fat boy…"
Wilder was clearly less than impressed by Fury's achievement in Dusseldorf, where he outpointed the 39-year-old Klitschko (64-4-KO53) with an assured display.
Wilder said of the bout itself on BBC Sports Radio: "It was, to me and others, the most boringest [sic] fight in the world; in the history of heavyweight boxing.
"There was a lot more dancing going on in that ring than fighting. So I guess there was a dance competition going on, not an actual fight."
Fury is contractually-bound to face Klitschko in a rematch next, possibly on British soil in May or June of 2016.