The British Boxing Board of Control is likely to take disciplinary action against Tyson Fury after he launched another social media tirade against fellow heavyweights.

Fury directed a series of expletive-ridden tweets at both the retired Lennox Lewis and future opponent David Haye - some of which were later removed - after Lewis had told reporters he would "probably knock him (Fury) out - inside a round".

Fury was fined £3,000 in March for making homophobic tweets and the BBBC will take a dim view of Wednesday night's messages, some which appeared to follow a similar vein, with others making numerous violent suggestions.

The Board's general secretary Robert Smith has been sent a transcript of the offensive tweets and will discuss the matter with the organisation's stewards before deciding on a course of action.

It is likely Fury will be called before the Board to explain his comments and he is set to receive a stiffer fine and a warning as to his future conduct - but a decision to strip his licence is unlikely.

Smith told the BBC: "Tyson has been called before the Board before for making inappropriate comments and fined.

"I just can't understand how anyone would want to say anything like that at all - it's very disappointing."

Fury's scheduled showdown with Haye was postponed last month when Haye sustained a cut in training just a week before the fight. The bout has since been rearranged for February.