FANS are convinced that Tyson Fury is 'playing mind games' with Anthony Joshua after posting pictures of himself drinking whiskey.
The WBC Gypsy King claimed last week that he had swapped training for boozing and had given up the idea of an undisputed decider with AJ this summer.
Fury, who hasn't fought since knocking-out Deontay Wilder in February 2020, posed with a bottle of Glenfiddich on Sunday.
The post comes after the 31-year-old claimed that he is drinking up to 12 pints of lager a day and could still give Joshua 'a good hiding'.
And one fan tweeted: "This is great mind games from the champ…this and the "I'm drinking 12 pints a day"…trying to pull them in."
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Another said: "Exactly, look at him he's never been in such good nick. This is a message to Hearn and AJ to sort their s*** out or the fight is off."
A third added: "It's just mind games trying to create the image he's not training and he's on the booze."
Yet others were concerned by Fury's choice of the words 'Sunday Blues' in his caption.
The heavyweight boxer has struggled with his mental health throughout his life but has been applauded for helping others beat their demons.
Meanwhile, in an interview earlier this week, Fury shared his frustrations that his mega-fight with Joshua has still not been signed.
But Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has laughed off his fellow Brit's claims as he declared the bout is close to being finalised.
Hearn said: “Although they are going to put pen to paper, the interview was a bit disappointing because I want to hear him say 'The only fight I'm interested in is Anthony Joshua'.
“I don't know whether he was in a bad mood or pulling everyone's plonker. What I do know is everyone has put a lot of work into this deal and he is on board."
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