Very sensible off the back off two defeats. He needs a couple of tune up fans before he thinks about getting back in with anyone of Fury's calibre.
No different from Fury fighting a few bin men after a long lay off before fighting Wilder. Which was also sensible.
Joshua's been fighting at the top level for a long time now and he's just been well beaten twice by Usyk. His head will be all over. He needs at least one, probably two confidence builders before he thinks about getting in with a Fury or a Joyce. It's always been like that. It's nothing new.
Remember Amir Khan knocking a nobody out at Newcastle in the first roundafter he'd been knocked Out by Prescott then beat Berrera next.
Hatton beat a nobody after being beaten by Mayweather before going on to beat malinaggi and then fighting Pacquio.
They are just the first two examples I thought of but boxing has always been like that. Joshua was daft for sating he would take the fight, but his team sensible talked him out of it. This is the right path for him if he's got any hoes of being a champion again.
If he had went to fight Fury now, I.would have looked at it as him cashing in on one final pay day to be honest