Anthony Joshua believes that he could lure Tyson Fury out of retirement for an all-British mega-fight.
Joshua, a two-time former heavyweight champion, is scheduled to face IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk on a date in July.
Last September, Usyk outboxed Joshua over twelve rounds to capture the unified crown.
Fury was in action last month, when he knocked out mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in six rounds to retain the WBC world championship.
After that fight, and in several recent interviews, Fury expressed his desire to retire from the sport of boxing.
However, a fight against the winner of Usyk vs. Joshua would be a tremendous financial opportunity.
At the moment, Joshua is fully fixated on the Usyk rematch.
Should he win, Joshua will then apply pressure on Fury to honor their verbal agreement to collide in the ring.
“If Fury was in the boxing arena, was to come out of retirement and honor the gentleman's agreement, there's a lot of money to be made. First and foremost, I have a pound-for-pound fighter on my list in Usyk, who's a tough competitor for sure," Joshua said, per The Daily Star.
“People say I only focus on what's in front of me, which is a good way to be, but also I want to look at what the bigger picture holds so I can steamroll through, I have to, so I can get to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
“So, for sure, I feel like retirement doesn't mean that you've completely given up and you're on the beach clicking your phone drinking a bottle of Corona. I feel he's still ticking over and he'll come back if the right fight is presented to him.”