Despite the retirement announcement by Tyson Fury, the boxer's co-promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, expects the boxer to return for a fight with the winner of the upcoming rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.

Fury was in action back in April, when he retained the WBC heavyweight title with a knockout of mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.

After the fight, he would express his desire to retire from the sport but continued to challenge different fighters as the months progressed.

Two weeks ago, he was calling for a trilogy fight with Derek Chisora, but then turned around and once again announced his retirement. Fury has not vacated the WBC title and has no plans to do so.

Usyk, who decisioned Joshua last September, will face him for a second time on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia - with the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight belts at stake.

Arum feels confident that Fury would be ready and willing to face the winner in an undisputed showdown.

"Absolutely - it's really the only fight that makes sense for Tyson Fury," Arum told Sky Sports. "I've discussed this with my co-promoter of Fury, Frank Warren, and once this fight is over we're going to put together a total unification match between the winner and Tyson Fury.

"Now, if Usyk wins the fight, which I expect, that will be quite easy to do because we're very close to the Usyk people as they're the same people who manage Vasyl Lomachenko who fights for us. If Joshua wins, Eddie Hearn is his promoter. We've talked many times with Hearn about various matches and I'm sure we'll be able to come together on this one.

"I've talked with [Fury] and every day is different, but he's a fighter and if the right fight is there then Fury will be up for that fight. The right fight is the unification fight against the winner of Usyk and Joshua and I think - based on my conversations with Fury - he'll be up for that challenge. How much longer he will go after that, god only knows and I'm not sure, but I'm confident at least that he'll answer the bell for that major fight."