It’s been nearly two years since Tyson Fury last fought but the heavyweight is ready to make his return.
The 29-year-old is currently in the midst of a battle with the British Boxing Board of Control and UK Anti-Doping as he attempts to get his licence back, but all signs suggest Fury’s hearing will soon resume.
And Anthony Joshua’s rise to become WBA (Super), IBF and IBO heavyweight champion means a fight against Fury is the one bout everyone hopes to see in 2018.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, admitted in the wake of AJ’s win over Carlos Takam that he would love to see the 28-year-old take on Fury next year.
“Tyson Fury is a guy who we'd love to see come into the sport,” Hearn said, per the Telegraph.
"If he does, with one or two fights, then I'd love to see the Anthony Joshua fight and I'd like to see it in 2018."
Fury has taken over Twitter on Tuesday
And it would appear that Fury is just as keen on meeting the 2012 Olympic champion inside the ring.
Fury has taken to social media on Tuesday to send a series of challenges to Joshua, starting with a lengthy Instagram post in which he compared a bout against Joshua to Muhammed Ali’s meeting with George Foreman in 1974. Click HERE to read that.
Fury then proceeded to dominate everyone’s Twitter feeds with a series of messages about Joshua.
The highlight was a claim that he would stop Joshua inside eight rounds.
Fury began by calling out Joshua and Deontay Wilder
He then explained how he would beat Joshua…
… and in what round
Fury wants Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno to get involved
He responded to the bookies’ claim that he’s the underdog
Boxing fans react on Twitter
Quality stuff from Fury. Here’s how boxing fans reacted to his Twitter takeover.
Fury versus Joshua hasn't even been announced - and nobody's even sure it ever will happen - but there's no question it will be one of the biggest nights in British boxing history.