Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don't fight Deontay Wilder, he'll take my £50 million

A potential fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is being explored for 2018. AFP/Getty Images

Tyson Fury pleaded with Anthony Joshua to fight him next instead of Deontay Wilder as he fears the American would knock Joshua out and in doing so "take my £50 million" after watching AJ's points victory over Joseph Parker on Saturday.

Fury, 29, posted commentary on social media as the fight unfolded and was less than impressed with both fighters.

"Just watching these two and I'm telling you that they are a pair of wooden tops," Fury said during the fight. "They are not even good enough to be my sparring partners, the pair of them. They are a pair of bums. No panache, no flair, no show, a waste of money."

While Fury awaits his first fight since a shock points win over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, Joshua was asked -- straight after his victory -- who he wanted to fight next.

"[Deontay] Wilder or [Tyson] Fury, either one," Joshua replied.

And Fury, who was scathing of IBF, WBO and WBA titleholder Joshua and claimed Parker "settled for a loss", pleaded with Joshua to make him his next opponent.

"Listen AJ, please don't fight Wilder because he'll knock you spark out and take my £50 million."