Winner of Joshua vs Usyk will make Tyson Fury's blood 'stir', says Bob Arum

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Top Rank promoter believes the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will make Tyson Fury fight again. The pair are set to collide on July 23 with Saudi Arabia currently a front-runner for the heavyweight encounter. Joshua is bidding to win back the WBA, IBF and WBO titles and become a three-time heavyweight champion.

British rival Fury though has insisted he has retired despite having a chance to face the winner in a lucrative clash at the end of the year.

Since confirming his retirement in the ring after beating Dillian Whyte inside six rounds last month, Fury spoke to Piers Morgan and reiterated his decision.

"This is the truth, the gospel truth, nothing but the truth. I'm done. "When is enough enough? I'm happy, I'm healthy, I've still got my brains, I can still talk. I've got a beautiful wife, I've got six kids, I've got umpteen belts, I've got plenty of money, I've got success, fame, glory. What more am I doing it for?"

Even with the confidence Fury has within his own words, his US promoter Bob Arum believes that 'The Gypsy King' will want to lace the gloves up again after watching Usyk-Joshua.

"I'll meet with Tyson, we'll have dinner together and talk about whatever he wants to talk about. "It doesn't necessarily mean he'll talk any further about his retirement. I mean, with Tyson Fury you've got to give him space about what he wants to do. "Again, I'm not going to push him for answers or anything. There's no reason to. We'll just have a nice conversation. When he says he's retired, he means it now. But whether he'll mean it two months from now, that's problematic. "I think once the Joshua vs Usyk fight happens, I think the blood will stir in his body."

After coming so close to seeing Fury and Joshua sharing a ring in summer last year, fans will be itching to see the British heavyweights finally go head-to-head at the end of the year. Despite this, Bob Arum believes it will be the Ukrainian who will have his hand raised at the end of their second fight. "I think Usyk-Joshua will be a very good fight, and I frankly look for Usyk to do the same thing as he done in the first fight"

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