On form, he's arguably the best of the best, with his last win being in November 2015, when he out-sparred the legendary Wladimir Klitschko to win the IBF, WBA and WBO belts - all of which now rest on Joshua's chiselled torso.
A combination of personal issues and an anti-doping case kept Fury from fighting for over two years, but now both have been resolved and he hopes to regain the heavyweight crown.
The Briton has signed with promoter Frank Warren and plans to fight on June 9 at Manchester Arena.
No opponents have mentioned at the time of publication for Fury for the June 9th date.
Ahead of an official press conference on London's Park Lane, Fury said: "A lot of people out there are claiming to be the best and I know they're not".
"Were it not for his exploits in Dusseldorf on November 28th, 2015, the now thriving and fascinating Heavyweight scene might have remained stagnant, but Tyson's comprehensive schooling of the long-standing Champion Wladimir Klitschko opened all sorts of doors from which others have ultimately benefitted".
The former champion reiterated that he has split from trainer/uncle Peter Fury and will now be working with the relatively inexperienced Ben Davison.
Frank Warren, one of the biggest names in British boxing already has a stable of fighters including Lee Selby, James DeGale, Carl Frampton and exciting heavyweight and light-heavyweight prospects Daniel Dubois and Anthony Yarde.
Anthony Joshua will be keen to faec Fury. By the time I get ready to fight its going to be an easy fight.
Fury incessantly taunts Joshua on social media, but it will be a while before they fight.
He had received a ban for a failed drugs test but later accepted a retrospective suspension from the British Boxing Board of Control, which has enabled him to make his return following his public admission of cocaine abuse.
"Given the right time, the right amount of time, I don't believe any of these guys are too much of a match for me".