Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce fully expects WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to fight again.
Fury saw action in April when he knocked out mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in six rounds, before a crowd of 94,000 at Wembley Stadium.
Afterwards, Fury stated in numerous interviews that he wants to retire from the sport.
Fury's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, believes his boxer will compete again - and named Joyce as a potential opponent for the fall. Joyce is highly ranked by the sanctioning bodies and is currently the mandatory challenger under the WBO.
Joyce will return to the ring on Saturday against veteran Christian Hammer.
Should everything go well in the fight, then Joyce would like to secure a major fight in September.
He doubts the Fury fight will come off, because he feels Fury is more like to go after the winner of next month's rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk, who battle for the WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO world titles.
"Maybe he's retired for now," Joyce said to Mirror Fighting. "I think he's probably talking b-llocks and he will come back.
"He's had a long career, he's done everything, but there are too many exciting fights out there so we'll have to see what happens. He hasn't relinquished the WBC belt yet so that kind of says it all. I'd love the opportunity [to fight Fury]. But I'm not sure how likely that is.
"It's an option, but it's unlikely that he's going to fight me before he fights, for example the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua. But I'd definitely fight him."