Tony Bellew says he is open to another domestic fight against Tyson Fury , if the former heavyweight champion is cleared to return to the ring.
Fury announced his return to the ring on social media, only for the British and Irish boxing authorities along with UKAD to deny he has been cleared to box.
Bellew won his debut fight as a heavyweight against David Haye and is looking to box one more time as heavyweight, as he is considering retiring.
Asked about a fight with Fury, Bellew told Sky Sports: “Why wouldn’t I, is the question? Why wouldn’t I? Yes I would.
“If everything goes well and he passes everything he needs to pass then it’s a fight that can potentially happen, yes it is.”
“I rate Tyson Fury highly,” said Bellew. “A very, very good fighter. Let’s not forget what he done in Germany. He done the unthinkable, no-one gave him a hope, and he went there and done it.
“A man who has fought the odds like me, we’re champion of the misfits. Doesn’t aesthetically look very beautiful, similar to me, but the man can fight, he can really, really fight.”