Love him or hate him, there’s no doubt Tyson Fury is pure Box Office.
The 29-year-old, who recorded a remarkable victory over Wladimir Klitschko in his last fight back in November 2015, appears to be edging closer to returning to the ring after two years out of action.
Fury tweeted on Monday to thank the British Boxing Board of Control for giving him the ‘green light’ to return to boxing in 2018 and the Manchester-born fighter now has his sights set on a bout with Anthony Joshua.
Joshua defeated Carlos Takam on Saturday and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, admitted he would love to see his man go head-to-head with 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 calls out Joshua on Twitter
Fury took to Twitter again earlier today to call out Joshua.
He reckons he could defeat both Joshua and Deontay Wilder despite ‘weighing 25 stone’ and being out of action for two years.
Fury also told the undefeated Joshua that he will stop him inside eight rounds.
Billy Joe Saunders tweets about Fury v Joshua fight
There’s been no response from Joshua as yet, but one boxer who has commented on the prospect of the two heavyweights going head-to-head is Fury’s friend Billy Joe Saunders.
The 28-year-old tweeted: “Wot a fight @Tyson_Fury an @anthonyfjoshua I believe the biggest fight and build up in boxing history 👌💨 Credit to you both make it happen.”
It would certainly be a huge fight - but the biggest in boxing history? You sure about that, Billy?
Boxing fans react to Saunders' tweet
Needless to say, many boxing fans have replied by telling Saunders that statement is nonsense…
Fury believes his fight v Joshua would be a classic
Fury, meanwhile, believes a fight between himself and Joshua would resemble Muhammed Ali’s ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ with George Foreman.
Earlier today, he posted this on Instagram…