Brash "Gypsy King" Tyson Fury has just announced his comeback bid will be happening this year, having just signed a multi-fight deal with big shot promoter Frank Warren as he looks to put doping scandals and personal issues behind him. "I'm back to reclaim what is rightfully mine".
Following his Cardiff victory, Joshua holds the same belts (WBA, IBF, WBO) as Fury did when he upset Klitschko nearly three years ago.
The former IBF, WBA and WBO champion will take on an an unnamed opponent in what will be his first fight since 2015, when he beat Wladimir Klitschko.
Boxing News says that Fury's return will "set the wheels in motion" for a potential superfight with Joshua next year.
Fury said he believes Wilder is "top of the pile" of the current crop of heavyweights but insisted "they're all very vulnerable and very beatable too". I told Frank [Warren] many times to get AJ for the comeback.More news: Volkswagen sets first quarter delivery record, Herbert Diess tipped as new CEO
At a press conference in London on Thursday, Fury said: "I've got to congratulate the fella, he's done very well. It's not been frustrating at all". There's a lot of fascinating challenges out there for me and I'm looking forward to getting started.
Fury has also struggled with chronic mental health problems and, as a result, recreational drug abuse during his time away from the ring: in a revelatory October 2016 interview with Rolling Stone, Fury - then the reigning World heavyweight champ - admitted he had been on a four-month cocaine binge, adding: "I'm a manic depressive".
"He's going to be busy".
Here's everything you need to know about the next Tyson Fury fight. "He needs to get some rounds under his belt", Warren said.
Warren stressed the pace of Fury's return will be determined by the 29-year-old, saying: "The agenda will be Tyson's agenda".