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Tyson Fury has a message for Anthony Joshua on Twitter over potential 2018 fight

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Will Tyson Fury ever make his mind up on retirement?

It seems every month the ex-heavyweight champion changes his mind with a dramatic tweet, either confirming his retirement or declaring his emergence from it. Yet, despite the repetition, boxing fans would be lying if they didn't get excited every time Fury speaks of a return.

The 'Gypsy King' hasn't fought since his punch-perfect victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 where the Brit completely outclassed his opponent to become unified champion.

However, battles with drugs and mental illness derailed his boxing career in the run-up to a rematch and Fury hasn't stepped between the ropes since.

In the two years that have followed, Fury perhaps dropped his most exciting tweet last week with the bold declaration that he will fight on three occasions in 2018.

And, of course, the fight that everybody wants to see is Fury vs Anthony Joshua.

Since Fury was forced to concede his belts, Joshua has risen through the ranks and become a world champion too and - like his compatriot - got the better of Klitschko in April.

Furthermore, Joshua has made no secret of the fact he wants the fight. 

AJ fired up the rumour mill, by confirming this week: "I've managed to contact him - he's managed to contact me and everything you probably see on social is the same thing that happens behind the scenes."

Anthony Joshua Media Workout

So the wheels are well and truly in motion, if Fury can whip himself back into fitness, that is. He's certainly talking the talk on Twitter, though, and has even given an insight into how he plans to beat AJ.

The 29-year-old was reacting to Joshua's talk of channelling Mike Tyson's boxing style by refuting that he will take on the technique of none another than Muhammed Alli.

Check out his tweet below:

What a year 2018 could be for heavyweight boxing.

Assuming Joshua defeats Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium on October 28, he looks set to face a unification bout with Deontay Wilder who awaits a rematch with Bermane Stiverne. 

Beyond that, Fury would be a perfect contender to clash with Joshua, especially if he had eased himself back into the game with a return fight in April.

Boxing at Manchester Arena

Whatever the circumstances, though, we just have to see this - please make it happen, Tyson.

Who do you think would win - Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury? Have your say in the comments section below.

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