Anthony Joshua issued a chilling warning to Otto Wallin during their heated face-off ahead of their meeting in Saudi Arabia on 23 December.
The two-time world champion will fight for a third time this year against the Swede, sharing the card with Deontay Wilder who is in action against Joseph Parker on the same night.
Joshua and Wallin previously fought as amateurs and have sparred each other over the years but there was no love lost during Wednesday’s press conference.
Wallin, whose only defeat in 28 fights came against Tyson Fury in 2019, took aim at Joshua when addressing the media, insisting the former Olympian is ‘past his peak’.
Joshua hit back during their intense stare down on stage.
‘You talk a lot, don’t worry about me, worry about yourself,’ Joshua said.
‘All your doing is giving me more motivation. Keep talking s**t, all you’re doing is digging your grave.
‘You’re talking about I’ve had my peak? Your next on my list. Good luck anyway, yeah. I’m f*****g you up December 23rd. And if you’re talking s**t, don’t shake my hand after.’
Joshua also shared the stage with Jarrell Miller, the man he was scheduled to fight five years ago before the American failed a string of drug tests, leading to their New York showdown being cancelled.
Miller is part of the stacked Saudi card two days before Christmas, taking on Daniel Dubois who fights for the first time since his world title defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in August.
Given their bitter history, he took a swipe at Joshua during his section of the press conference, with Joshua bluntly responding: ‘F**k Jarrell Miller.’
He continued: ‘Don’t start with me, Miller. Miller, don’t start with me.
‘You know I’ll come over there and slap you and I see you brought your mum yet again. F******g clown.’
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