Tyson Fury drunkenly phones Wayne Rooney as he admits calling Anthony Joshua and threatening to knock him out – The Sun

TYSON FURY has revealed he and England hero Wayne Rooney share booze-fuelled funny phone calls.

Heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua revealed last week the Gypsy King occasionally calls him to threaten him with a knockout beating.

The 6ft 9in star, 31, admitted to the prank calls but went on to reveal he and ex-Manchester United striker and huge boxing fan Roo also enjoy a chat after a few beers.

When asked by the BBC about his boisterous calls to AJ, Fury said: "I call AJ and I usually start it by saying, ‘how are you, mush?’

“We have a bit of back and forth and then we tell each other we are going to knock the other one out. They are just friendly banter really.

"Imagine having lots of celebrities in your phone book, you have a couple of beers, what are you going to do? You're going to phone them aren't you?

“I call Anthony Joshua, I call Dillian Whyte, I call Wayne Rooney, I call them all!

“Me and Wayne Rooney have quite a relationship, usually when we have had a few jars."

BOXING NUT ROO

Incoming Derby player-coach Rooney has always been a boxing nut and even appeared to be KO'd by friend and fellow footballer Phil Bardsley in a leaked 2015 home movie.

But the 33-year-old ex-Everton man was not clowning around when he considered turning pro as a powerful kid.

Rooney, who has been ringside for a number of high-profile UK fights, said in 2008: “I've always loved watching boxing.

"I went to boxing training for about three or four years when I was younger. It's a sport I've always been involved in.

“I was doing both boxing and football training at one stage when I was about 15.

“But Everton who I was with at the time, said I had to concentrate on one of them and I opted for football.”

Joshua revealed on the recent press tour for his December 7 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, in Saudi Arabia, that Fury has his number but the Watford man insists the rivalry is based on respect.

He said: “Tyson will call me randomly on the phone and will we have a little laugh.

“Then I will say I’m going to knock you out, then he will say ‘shut up I’ll knock you out'.

“That’s just me and Tyson, through and through the respect’s there but we’re fighting men.”

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