Tyson Fury is the world heavyweight champion. But wait, so is Anthony Joshua.

Yes, to non-boxing fans it is a confusing concept. In the sport, there are a host of different world championship titles.

In the heavyweight division, there are the five belts up for grabs. The WBA, IBF and WBO belts are owned by Joshua, while Fury's win at the weekend has secured him the WBC and The Ring crowns.

Unification bouts are common in boxing and given the British dominance of the heavyweight scene, a blockbuster clash between AJ and Fury is on the cards in the coming months.

But who is the bigger superstar? Starsport compare every aspect of AJ and Fury's lives...

Tyson Fury

Fury snatched Deontay Wilder’s WBC title on Saturday in their seven round re-match in Las Vegas

Nickname: Gypsy King

Age: 31

Height: 6ft 9in

Weight: 19st 7lbs

Reach: 85in

Background: Born premature, weighing just 1lb, in Manchester to an Irish ­traveller family, he was named after boxing legend Mike Tyson. His dad John was a bare-knuckle fighter.

Form: Unbeaten in 31 fights with 30 wins and 21 knock-outs. In 2015 he memorably pulled off a huge upset by beating Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko to win the
IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.

Diet and training: Six meals a day including tasty curries and dark chocolate – packing 4,500 calories and guzzling eight litres of water. He used the ketogenic diet, high in natural fats but low on carbs, to shed 10st before his draw with Wilder in 2018. Fury dips his hands in petrol to toughen them up and bizarrely revealed that he masturbates seven times a day to keep his testosterone pumping.

Tyson eats six meals a day including tasty curries and dark chocolate

Love life: Married to childhood ­sweetheart and ex-beautician Paris, 5ft 7in, who he met when she was 15 and he 17. They wed in 2008 after he proposed with a plastic engagement ring. The pair have five children Venezuela, 10, Prince John James, eight, Prince Tyson Fury II, three, Valencia Amber, two and Prince Adonis Amaziah, one.

Wealth: Set to hit £100million this year thanks to fight purses and TV deals.

Lifestyle: Recently the subject of a fly-on-the-wall ITV documentary Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King, he lives in a five-bedroom, £500,000 house in Morecambe, Lancashire with a custom-built 7ft bed. He also owns a Marbella holiday villa and collection of luxury cars including a Rolls-Royce, Range Rover and £166,000 red Ferrari Portofino.

Dress sense: Loves designer labels such as Versace and diamond-encrusted Rolex watches but also favours zany get-ups including a Batman outfit and a £9,000 chinchilla fur coat.

Tyson is married to childhood ­sweetheart and ex-beautician Paris

Top trivia: A born-again Christian, he has considered standing as an MP. He is a Manchester Utnited fan, loves caravans and likes going to his local pub and café where they trim the fat off his bacon.

Low point: Once ballooned to more than 28st and has battled drink, drugs and depression. He once drank 100 pints a week and in 2016 nearly committed suicide by plunging his Ferrari off a bridge at 190mph – seeing sense at the last moment. He has since cleaned up and had psychiatric help for bipolar disorder.

Controversy: Fury has been in hot ­water for alleged homophobic, anti-Semitic and sexist outbursts. When he tested ­positive for a banned steroid, he claimed it was because he had eaten meat from an ­uncastrated boar.

Top quote: “I’m not even scared of the Devil.”

Anthony Joshua's nickname is AJ

Anthony Joshua

Nickname: AJ

Age: 30

Height: 6ft 6in

Weight: 16st 13lbs

Reach: 82in

Background: Born in Watford, Herts, to parents of Nigerian descent, Joshua grew up on a tough estate. A top sprinter at school, he became a bricklayer before his cousin persuaded him to take up boxing aged 18.

Form: He has won 23 of his 24 fights, 21 by knock-out, only losing once to Andy Ruiz Jr in June 2019 before going on to ­defeat the Mexican in a December ­re-match. Joshua won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and famously ­defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2017.

Anthony has lost only once to Andy Ruiz Jr in June 2019 before going on to ­defeat the Mexican in a December ­re-match

Diet and training: Joshua has been known to munch down 5,000 calories a day, but recently cut down on carbs to come in lighter for his re-match against Ruiz. He spends hours in the gym and does everything from high-intensity sprints to altitude training and sandpit workouts to stay lean and mean.

Love life: Despite splitting with Nicole Osbourne, mum to his four-year-old-son Joseph, AJ bought her a £500,000 penthouse in north London. The boxer has been romantically linked to top stars such as Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne and Bella Hadid.

Wealth: Heading for £110m from fights and deals with the likes of Lucozade and Under Armour.

Lifestyle: Manager Freddie Cunningham says he’s saving his big bucks and Joshua himself says he doesn’t “get carried away”. He still lives with social worker mum Yeta in a two-bed ex-council estate in Golders Green, north London which he bought for her for £175,000. But he drives a personalised Range Rover, flies in a loaned £45m private jet and enjoys luxury holidays in places like Dubai. He owns a gym too.

Anthony has been romantically linked to Bella Hadid

Dress sense: Dapper Joshua wears Hugo Boss suits and likes to sport £350,000 watches.

Top trivia: He has an MBE and has ­several tattoos including one of Nigeria on his right shoulder with the word “Wisdom” above it. Joshua loves playing chess, ­watching Watford FC and eating at Nando’s for free with his VIP black card. The humble hunk is even said to reply to his own fan mail.

Low point: After suffering the shock defeat to Ruiz in June 2019, he admitted his mind wasn’t really on the job and that “I couldn’t really ­remember where I was at the time.”

Controversy: He once admitted: “But for boxing, I would be ­behind bars.” In his youth Joshua ended up on remand in jail and in 2011 was arrested in ­possession of cannabis. He pleaded guilty and avoided prison for a community order.

Top quote: “I’m a fighter by heart, boxer by trade.”