"Everyone loves a comeback story", Fury said.
After his unexpected victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, the 29 years old briton was cleared to fight again in December by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after accepting a backdated two-year ban for testing positive for the banned steroid Nandrolone.
Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) held a news conference Thursday to announce he will headline a card on June 9 at the Manchester Arena in his native England against an opponent to be determined. Fury may have to wait for his chance to face Joshua, who is also due to face WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin, of Russian Federation, if he wants to keep all of his belts.
Fury said he believes Wilder is "top of the pile" of the current crop of heavyweights but insisted "they're all very vulnerable and very beatable too".
After personal and mental issues saw Fury leave the sport and thus his licence suspended, the man-mountain revealed his ambition to re-enter boxing, with a vision of de-railing the Anthony Joshua bandwagon. Delighted to announce that @gypsyking101 has signed a promotional deal with us.
"Achilles is back. I'm 29 years old and coming into the prime of my life".
But there will be a lot of interest in Fury's ring return, even if a fight with Joshua is some way off. "I wouldn't call them demons, I would call them a good time".
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"I've described him many times. I've got another 10 years left in me".
"I'll outbox him for a few rounds and knock him out."
He's signed up with promoter Frank Warren and while his opponent isn't yet known, Fury is reportedly setting his sights on a showdown with Anthony Joshua next year. Although Joshua is the target, Warren told Boxing News last week that Fury would need "three or four fights" before a battle of the Brits can happen.
Warren also said: "Until anyone beats Fury they can not rightfully call themselves the world heavyweight champion because he didn't lose his titles in the ring". I'm happy for Joshua's success but his style is flawless for me.
"When he gets himself together... boxing fans are awaiting his return".
"[Joshua] is an exciting fighter but I'm confident when I get in that ring, I will win".