WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has promised there is “something spectacular coming” and refused to rule out taking on the winner of the Anthony Joshua-Oleksandr Usyk fight despite claiming he was going to retire in April.

In the aftermath of his victory over Dillian Whyte at Wembley, the 33-year-old suggested he was ready to call it a day after proving to be one of the best heavyweights in the modern era in recent years.

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Amid reports of a lucrative exhibition bout or an intriguing crossover fight against UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, Fury has confirmed he will be returning to the ring at some point and teased his hordes of fans about his exciting future plans.

In an interview with Queensberry Promotions, Fury said he had been in talks with his promoter Frank Warren and there was “exciting news coming”.

He added: “Me and Frank has something spectacular coming but it does not involve Usyk or Joshua, at this moment.

“I will make a decision on all this but I have only just fought three months ago. I would not be expected to fight until October, November, December anyway.

“But because I have said I am retiring everyone is on me. ‘Are you really retired? Have a couple more fights’ – every single day.”

Joshua and Usyk are set to go head-to-head in their rematch in August (Usyk 2/5, Joshua 2/1, draw 20/1) and Fury has admitted he would be tempted to take on the victor in what would be a huge heavyweight showdown, although only if he was offered enough money to do it.

“What I would say to the people who want this fight to happen is: you better have a big cheque book,” he said. “Because to bring the big GK (Gypsy King) out of retirement to redeem this country – yet again – it’s going to cost.

“I am a prize fighter and I do fight for prizes, but it is going to cost if you want me to do a mission on this middleweight and show what a real heavyweight does to them.

“And that will be expensive, they will need deep pockets and then we can talk.”

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