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Tyson Fury will be paying close attention to Anthony Joshua‘s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, his head coach SugarHill Steward has revealed.

The Gypsy King hasn’t set foot inside the ring since defending his WBC heavyweight title with an emphatic sixth-round TKO victory over Dillian Whyte on April 23.

Nearly four months have passed since that historic night at Wembley Stadium, and Fury has shown little sign of returning to the ring, despite apparently being locked in talks over an exhibition bout with Hafthor Bjornsson.

However, according to Steward, his famous student will be tuning in to watch AJ’s rematch with Usyk like everyone else in the near future.

Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: “I’m sure he’s watching.

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“Listen, Tyson’s a heavyweight fanatic, a historian. So yeah, he’s watching.

“He’ll be watching that fight like he was the first time those two met.”

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Fury, 33, retired from boxing after knocking out Whyte in the sixth round in front of a raucous UK crowd.

Asked if he will actually stay retired, Steward replied: “Sure, why not?

“I think he threw out some kind of magic number.

“If that happens, then possibly we’ll see Tyson Fury again, knocking somebody else out.”

It comes after Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn sensationally claimed that a fight between the pair would be ‘the biggest fight in the history of the sport’.

Hearn told iFL TV: “The question I get asked the most is, ‘When is AJ going to fight Tyson Fury?’

“Honestly, Joshua could have skipped this fight and fought Tyson Fury. That fight is always going to be the biggest in boxing, isn’t it? He doesn’t want to; he wants to win his belts back.

“He thinks he can beat Oleksandr Usyk, so he should be getting tremendous credit for not just fighting him once but going straight back into the rematch. I believe AJ-Fury will happen regardless of what happens on August 20th.

“But if and when AJ wins, that fight is the biggest fight in the history of the sport. Not just our generation, but the history of the sport.”

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