Tyson Fury: Fight with Anthony Joshua in summer 2019 at the earliest

Tyson Fury is preparing for a comeback and is targeting world champion Anthony Joshua. Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images

Tyson Fury has indicated a potential fight with Anthony Joshua will not happen until summer 2019 at the earliest.

Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), who hasn't fought since his unanimous decision victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, is currently in the process of regaining his boxing licence subject to medical clearance.

And while he continues his pursuit of returning to the ring, he's also demanded Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn to stop "using my name".

Joshua is next scheduled to fight on March 31 in a unification fight against Joseph Parker.

If he wins, a potential bout with Fury becomes an even bigger possibility with the heavyweight stating it will be his "easiest fight".