Former world champion Ami Khan believes Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) is not even close to being ready for a showdown with IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs).
Fury, inactive since shocking Wladimir Klitschko for the world titles in November 2015, is planning to return to the ring in April - but he's pushing that he wants to fight Joshua as soon as possible - and even in his first return fight.
Joshua is coming back on March 31, in a unification with WBO champion Joseph Parker in Cardiff, Wales.
Khan believes Fury needs at least two solid fights - it would even things up in terms of the fight Joshua.
Khan feels Fury should follow his comeback plan. The Bolton boxer is snapping his own long layoff on April 21. He's been out of the ring since May of 2016 when he suffered a knockout at the hands of Canelo Alvarez. Khan is now facing Phil Lo Greco, and wants to take on more contest before going forward with a big name in the fall.
"I think Fury might need a little more time," Khan told Sky Sports. "He's a great fighter, one of the best fighters in the heavyweight division.
"He's got the boxing skills, that's something people will always probably underestimate him for. When he was fighting against [Wladimir] Klitschko, he was the first guy to set the blueprint on beating Klitschko. I said to everyone before that, he's going to school Klitschko, which he did. He out-boxed him in his own game, in Germany as well.
"It's not a 50-50 fight at the moment, because Fury has been out of the ring for such a long time. I think if Fury maybe gets two fights under his belt, and then takes that fight, then you can say it's a 50-50. At the moment, I give it 70-30 to Joshua. That's a Wembley fight, definitely."