The former heavyweight champion is due to apply for his professional boxing license later this month after been cleared by UKAD last month.

Fury has been steadily dropping weight over the last couple of months as the reality now closes in that a return to the ring is imminent.

Speculation existed that his first comeback opponent could be American Shannon Briggs or old Liverpool rival David Price, initially.

However in a turn of events, Fury now actually wants to go straight in at the deep end for is first fight back and namely against Anthony Joshua.

Speaking on Twitter, Fury said:

“I’m that good I don’t need any warmups I can come off the couch & beat up on @anthonyfjoshua don’t run your big arse in the bush, Let’s fight this summer!!! @SkySportsBoxing @SkyUK @boxnationtv @BTSportBoxing @HBOboxing @Showtime @RTLde @ITVSport #GYPSYKING LETS ROCK U BIG BUM!”

He added:

“As a sporting challenge I Lay Down the challenge for @anthonyfjoshua to fight me in my first fight back in over 2.5 years! I’m the best heavyweight on the planet come prove I’m not? The ball is in your court don’t let your fans down CHAMP”

The two have consistently been linked with a fight against one another in recent times although Joshua is thought to be almost at final stages with concluding a deal to face WBO champion Joseph Parker next up.

Fury as of the time of this article, has not fought since November of 2015 when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in Germany by decision.

Like Joshua he remains undefeated in his professional tenure thus far.