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Reason Tyson Fury Used A ‘Nigeria’ Mouthguard During Win Over Deontay Wilder

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Tyson Fury had left many fans puzzled after he was spotted wearing a mouthguard which had ‘Nigeria’ inscribed on it during his win over Deontay Wilder over the Weekend.

Reason Tyson Fury Used A 'Nigeria' Mouthguard During Win Over Deontay Wilder

Photos showed of Fury’s gumshield with the words Nigeria emblazoned on his mouth piece following his win.

So why did he make that choice?

Nigeria’s very own Anthony Joshua is proud of his Nigerian heritage, and it is well known that Fury would want a fight with him in the near future.

Since the fight ended, fans have speculated that it was an intentional jibe at fellow heavyweight Anthony Joshua, who has Nigerian heritage, and with whom he has been trying to set up a fight for some time.

But now AJ has come out and broken his silence over the matter, sharing two photos to his Instagram account story. The first was a snap of Joshua and a group of soldiers holding his belt, captioned with the word ‘Gladiators’; the second was a close-up of Fury’s face, with the gumshield in full view and the similar caption ‘Gladiator’.

Fury himself is up for it, but only if Wilder doesn’t want to invoke his rematch clause for their trilogy fight.

Fury responded to a question about the potential bout in a post-fight interview with Behind The Gloves, saying: “If Deontay don’t want the rematch, then let’s go AJ.”

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