Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury will make a return to boxing if a huge fight is presented to him.
The former two-time world champion is gearing up for an August rematch against Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua was outpointed by the Ukrainian in London last September, losing the WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO titles at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And despite being focused on clinching the belts for a third time when he meets the former undisputed cruiserweight champion at the Jeddah Superdome, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK, Joshua reckons the WBC champion Fury will be back if a fight that tickles his pickle comes around.
During an honest and insightful Q&A with the Oxford Union, Joshua said:
“If Fury would honour the boxers’ agreement and come out of retirement because ultimately, going back to boxing, what is at my core? It’s about the money.
“If Fury will come out and honour the gentleman’s agreement there is a lot of money to be made.
“I know that money could help a lot of people as well”
Fury recently defeated Dillian Whyte in a record-breaking contest at Wembley Stadium, stopping the Brixton fighter inside six rounds in front of 94,000 people at the National Stadium.
Though he has yet to relinquish his world title, ‘The Gypsy King’ said in the aftermath of his win over ‘The Body Snatcher’ that he would retire from boxing.
But Joshua isn’t convinced that this is the last we will see of 33-year-old Fury (32-0, 23 KOs):
“I feel retirement doesn’t mean you have completely given up and you are on the beach clicking your toes and drinking a bottle of Corona.
“I feel he is still ticking over and he will come back if the right fight is presented to him.”