Tyson Fury has laughed off a challenge from American knockout king Deontay Wilder.
The Beijing Olympic Bronze Medallist called out the Morecambe heavyweight after a devastating performance saw him stop Audley Harrison in just 70 seconds in Sheffield on Saturday night.
The defeat, which looks set to end 41-year-old Harrison’s pro career, was Wilder’s 28th win in the paid ranks with all of them coming inside the scheduled distance.
Taunting Fury post-fight he said: “I’m a beast with God-given talent.
“I will come back to England whenever he wants to fight.”
But Fury, never short of a word or two himself, brushed off the taunts on Twitter.
He said: “Long way to go boy windmilling and KOing and old man, great job! Join the queue.”
Team Fury are instead focused on setting up a final IBF eliminator with unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev. The winner of the fight will be the mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko’s IBF heavyweight crown.
The Morecambe man is a popular target for other heavyweights but promoter Mick Hennessy and trainer and uncle Peter Fury seem determined to take the rankings route to Tyson’s first crack at a world title.
He won several new fans with an entertaining, if slightly unconvincing, win over Steve Cunningham on his Amercian debut.
Fury recovered from a second round knockdown to stop his opponent in the seventh at New York’s Madison Square Garden.