Tyson Fury remains interested in a British showdown with Anthony Joshua, according to his promoter Frank Warren.
Fury's unbeaten record remained intact after a historic second victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas at the weekend.
And it was a fight that could now be considered a classic of the modern era, with both men sent sprawling to the canvas.
Warren is now confident that Fury would take on Joshua despite him losing his belts to Oleksandr Usyk.
"Tyson always felt, and I think anybody who watched the fight against Wilder would agree, that he had AJ’s number," Warren told talkSPORT.
"For me, he beats him in every department. He’s got a great chin, a bigger heart, he punches as hard as AJ – I don’t care what anyone says, look at those knockdowns against Wilder.
"And, by the way, would AJ beat Wilder? I don’t think he would have done, on that performance I saw. But does he [Fury] want the fight still? If it’s there and if it was to happen, that’s a choice he’ll make.
"I still think it would be a massive draw, everybody has got an opinion about what would happen in that fight, but for me there’s only one winner there. And who knows, it could go on.
"If AJ was to step aside and let us get the Usyk fight on, maybe he could fight the winner?"
Fury landed an explosive right hand to end the fight in the eleventh round and preserve his status as lineal heavyweight champion.
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But despite the positive reviews around the fight, Fury originally missed out on £75 million to take on Joshua in an undisputed clash.
'AJ' now has to overturn a crushing defeat in similar style to his rematch against Andy Ruiz, to regain his heavyweight credentials.
Fury could have to take another path and face Dillian Whyte, who has been declared as WBC mandatory challenger.
And promoter Eddie Hearn has called for Fury to return to home soil, and make a "massive" spectacle in the UK.
"Dillian Whyte is mandatory for Tyson Fury and that will be called in 30 days time," Hearn told IFL TV. Obviously, Dillian has got a massive fight coming up at the O2 against Otto Wallin but he's the mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury.
"It's a brilliant fight. Brilliant fight. I'd love to see Tyson fight back in the UK, I think he hasn't boxed in UK for three or four years. But it's just a huge fight for the division.
"You've got to give Dillian credit. He fought [Alexander] Povetkin before, had to come back and win that rematch. Now he goes in a really tough fight against Otto Wallin, he's ready to make a statement on October 30th and move forward to fight Tyson Fury.
Fury has been partying in Las Vegas since his latest victory, but has now returned to the UK swapping the nightlife for a school run with his family.
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