An­thony Joshua ex­pects Tyson Fury come­back be­cause box­ing is ‘all we know’

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An­thony

Joshua ex­pects Tyson

Fury to re­dis­cover his pas­sion for box­ing be­cause he will “find peace” in­side the ring.

Fury has not boxed for nearly two years, since end­ing Wladimir Kl­itschko’s world heavy­weight ti­tle reign, due to is­sues con­cern­ing men­tal health, anti-dop­ing and his box­ing li­cence.

Asked if he ex­pected Fury to re­turn, Joshua told Sky Sports: “In my heart, I do. It’s all we know. It’s what we’ve given our youth to, and our young adult life to.

“You can have a year or two off through mis­takes and com­pla­cency but, deep down, it’s all you know so you’ll al­ways come home.

“The box­ing ring is where he will find peace.”

Fury is still wait­ing for the re­sump­tion of his hear­ing with UK Anti-Dop­ing, af­ter be­ing charged with “the pres­ence of a pro­hib­ited sub­stance”, be­fore his box­ing fu­ture can be re­solved. The Bri­tish Box­ing Board of Con­trol con­firmed to Sky Sports that, as of Thurs­day, they had not been no­ti­fied of a new start date.

Mean­while, Joshua will next de­fend his IBF and WBA gold against Kubrat Pulev at Cardiff’s Prin­ci­pal­ity Sta­dium on Oc­to­ber 28, and rates his next op­po­nent among the most dan­ger­ous ri­vals in the di­vi­sion.

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