Tyson Fury's uncle is hoping that the former heavyweight champion can return to the boxing ring in April.
Trainer Peter Fury, who is part of his nephew's backroom team, has backed the Wythenshawe fighter to make a comeback early next year, in a recent radio interview.
The 29-year-old hasn't fought for almost two years, since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become world champion, downing the Ukrainian in November 2015's Dusseldorf bout.
However, since that success, Fury has been blighted by personal issues outside of the ring.
Subsequently, he was stripped of the belts that he earned by beating Klitschko, with an on-going dispute against the UK Anti-Doping Agency currently hampering a possible return.
But should those issues be resolved, Peter feels that Tyson could be back in professional boxing in less than five months' time.
"I think April of next year," Fury told BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday, per World Boxing News.
"The only fear is that Joshua doesn’t get beat beforehand. That’s the fight the public want to see, that’s the fight Tyson really wants and he really thinks that's the fight that should be made."
A possible match-up for the 'Gypsy King' to fight Anthony Joshua in an all-British Heavyweight clash has been rumoured to be on the cards, should Fury be allowed to resume his career.
Fury and Joshua have been trading a never-ending war of words over social media, and the Mancunian responded to the current Heavyweight champion's claim that he is "fat," and needs to "get fit."
"This is a message to the weight-lifter, big Anthony Joshua - the tough man. Who told me to get fit?" Fury said on Instagram.
"To be honest with you, I don't need to get fit to fight somebody like you, at all.
"I'll come to you and I'll punch your face in for you. Even at 25 stone.
"So I really don't need to get fit for you, put it that way."