TYSON FURY could be 45 years old before he ever fights Anthony Joshua – so he can’t stay forever.
Fury’s trainer Sugarhill Steward almost cornered his man against AJ last summer.
But a US referee ruled that Deontay Wilder was owed a trilogy fight, so Joshua faced Oleksandr Usyk instead and lost.
It now takes the Battle of Britain further away than ever and potentially completely off the cards as Fury claimed he will retire after his next fight.
That would mean he’s running away at the top but still not facing his biggest domestic rival.
But trainer Stewart told BT Sport: “Listen, these two men have the opportunity to fight when they’re both around 45 years old.
“Who knows. Do you stay here and just keep waiting for it?
“Or do you live your life at peace knowing that you did everything you could to succeed and know that you gave it your all?
“You can’t worry about everyone else and situations that you have no control over. And he has no control over this situation.
“There are too many other moving components to even think about it that deeply.
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“If it was just between him and Anthony Joshua you have a better chance now, it’s 50/50.
“But now you’ve broken it down into so many different elements that you’re losing control of the situation and it’s best not to even think about it that much or just worry about it and just go about your life.”
“And I think Tyson made that choice by saying he’s going to retire after this fight right here.”
Joshua, 32, may try to convince Fury, 33, to stick around by beating Usyk, 35, in their expected rematch later this year.
But for now, the WBC champ returns against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, 33, at Wembley on April 23.
Fury has stopped Wilder, 36, in his last two fights and trainer Stewart predicts a similar story against Whyte.
He said: “It’s always knockout. It’s knockout time. Every fight, I prepare Tyson to knock someone out.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5017104/tyson-fury-anthony-joshua-dillian-whyte-prediction/ Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be 45 years before they ever face each other, jokes his coach predicting Dillian Whyte