Anthony Joshua, the two-time heavyweight champion, believes Tyson Fury will return to boxing, but only if a big fight is presented to him.
Joshua is set to face Oleksandr Usyk in their title rematch on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Last September, Joshua was outboxed by the Ukrainian boxer in London, relinquishing the WBA Super, IBF, IBO, and WBO titles all at the same time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
With the emphasis now on reclaiming the belts for the third time in his career, Joshua believes Fury will only return to the ring if a fight with massive financial backing is on the horizon.
“I believe retirement does not imply that you have completely surrendered and are sitting on the beach clicking your toes and drinking a bottle of Corona.
“I believe he is still alive and will return if the right fight is presented to him.”
“There is a lot of money to be made if Fury will come out and honour the gentleman’s agreement.” I know that money could also help a lot of people,”
Fury’s recent victories have been memorable, including a victory over Dillian Whyte in front of a record-breaking crowd at Wembley Stadium. He knocked out the Brixton fighter in six rounds in front of a crowd of 94,000 fans.
According to NIGERIANWATCH Sports Extra, Fury has also stated that he will return to fight Joshua for free if his conditions are met.
“The fight has got to be free,” Fury wrote on Instagram.
“It’s free to watch on television, and all tickets are free.” If this British, historic battle occurs, no money will be made.” But Joshua isn’t convinced that Fury has retired or that he wants a no-pay fight. “If Fury would honour the boxers’ agreement and come out of retirement because ultimately, going back to boxing, what is at the core of my being?” “It’s all about the money,” Joshua explained.