Tyson Fury and Tony Bellew both posted on social media just hours after the former had announced his imminent ring return.
A May 13 date was stated as the next port of call for Fury who has been out of action since a November 2015 win over Wladimir Klitschko.
It seems the ex-unified heavyweight king is willing to delay his spring comeback until the summer in order to face the man who defeated old rival David Haye at the weekend.
— Tony Bellew (@TonyBellew) March 7, 2017
— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) March 7, 2017
Bellew would never be able to agree a date so close, although a few months down the line at Goodison Park would be a realistic target for both.
It’s no secret Fury has put on some poundage since entering semi-retirement, whilst Bellew needs recovery time from his battle with Haye.
The massive weight difference would be a huge stumbling block though as Fury’s height and weight would leave Bellew with a seemingly impossible task.