‘The Gypsy King’ announced his retirement from the sport following a stunning KO win over Dillian Whyte in April.
But many in boxing still believe he’s being lured back, as Fury himself was forced to dismiss reports last week that he’s in negotiations to fight the winner of Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – who competed in their rematch in August will meet.
Fury has repeatedly insisted he is ready to take part in exhibition bouts in the future. But in an interview with PA, the 33-year-old says he has no immediate plans to compete again at the top of the sport.
Fury said: “There will always be that noise – even when Joshua and Usyk are done and there are new contenders and champions, they will always ask Tyson Fury to come back as an undefeated champion and fight those people.
“But rumors are rumours. Until I say I actually fight, take my word for it. For now I’m done boxing professionally and have moved on to other things, but you never say never. You never know what the future will bring.”
Joshua and Fury were set to meet to crown the first undisputed heavyweight boxing champion since Lennox Lewis last year before talks sensationally collapsed in the 11th hour.
The Olympian would lose his IBF, WBO and WBA titles to Usyk last September, with Fury believing his compatriot will fall short in their rematch in August.
Fury’s father John Fury believes the Joshua fight is the only one that could lure his son back into the ring. But the undefeated WBC champion insists he doesn’t care about the fight and the fortunes it would bring.
“Anthony Joshua’s bubble burst,” said Fury. “He got bounced off the canvas by a little fat guy, then he got extensively boxed and punched by a middleweight that nobody had heard of until he beat AJ.
“I don’t understand what all the shouting is about. If he was unbeaten like (Deontay) Wilder and everyone thought he could beat me, then it’s a challenge. Joshua may need me, but I don’t need him or what he can bring.
“The only thing these fighters come back for is the money. As Clark Gable has said in many films, I honestly don’t care.
“The money doesn’t appeal to me. I live in Morecambe and shop at Asda and if I had a trillion dollars I couldn’t live any differently than I do now.
“There is nothing I want or need from a comeback. I’ve won every belt in boxing, every award there is to win. At this moment there is nothing that can draw me back.’
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