TYSON FURY'S dad has warned Anthony Joshua his life will turn miserable if he agrees a deal to fight the Gypsy King.
An all-British bust-up moved a step closer on Sunday after Fury battered Deontay Wilder to land his WBC title belt.
The bout would decide who will be crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world with both fighters willing to split the pot 50-50.
Although they may have to wait until the end of the year with Wilder planning to invoke a clause to set up a trilogy of scraps.
And John Fury is already stirring the pot ahead of their potential huge money showdown by warning AJ to stay away for his own good.
He told IFL TV: "You’re a nice guy. You look well, you've got a big future but when it comes down to the beating, fighting lion heart I don’t think you've got it.
"So, don’t mess with Tyson Fury . Keep your belts, go and fight other people but don’t mess with Tyson unless it’s worth your while, because let me tell you it’ll be the last time you ever box if you mess with him.
"He will wreck you! [He is a] 19 stone, 6ft 9in wrecking machine who will not stop coming forward but he’ll come forward at you educated and he’ll punish you and he’ll school you and he’ll break your heart.
"He’ll make your life a misery and your life will never be the same again. So, think on. Eddie Hearn that’s to you as well."
Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn revealed Joshua is keen for the fight to go ahead after speaking with the WBO, WBA and IBF champ.
He said: "I’ve already spoken to AJ and he wants to go into this fight next.
“We have to make this fight happen. We will never, ever get the chance for two Brits to fight for an undisputed heavyweight world championship again.
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“I said to AJ last night, the great thing about this is you’re going into the fight as the underdog.
“Very rarely will you see AJ going into any fight as underdog but this time, when you look at the betting markets, he’s the underdog against Tyson Fury.
“That’s perfect, just how we want it."