Anthony Joshua’s path to becoming a boxing great continued last Saturday with his win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium.
AJ collected the WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight belts, adding to his IBF title, after emerging victorious in one of the finest heavyweight bouts in history.
Who’s next for Joshua? Deontay Wilder, the WBC World heavyweight champion, said: “You better believe it,” when asked if he wanted to fight the winner of Joshua-Klitschko, and it’s hard to imagine that viewpoint changing.
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Joseph Parker and Luis Ortiz have also been spoken about as potential opponents.
One fight many fans want to see Joshua take is against Tyson Fury, who beat Klitschko in 2015.
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Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, teased fans by saying the all-British fight could happen in April 2018.
"If they do get sorted, then it is a huge option for us in the short to mid-term future. We all know that AJ would love that fight,” Hearn wrote in his Daily Mail column.
"As it stands, I think the best chance of a Fury fight is April 2018, at Wembley. That depends on a successful defence in October or November and everything falling into place for Fury.
“If it does, that will be another incredible night for an incredible fighter.”
David Haye: Joshua showed heart, grit and determination
Fellow Brit David Haye was thoroughly impressed with Joshua’s performance against Klitschko.
“Joshua made a step up in class on Saturday and ticked all the boxes required of him. Most importantly, he passed the guts check,” Haye wrote in his column for the Metro.
“It was interesting to see Joshua in new territory. I did see a couple of things I would try to exploit if I boxed him but I also saw a lot of heart, grit, chin and determination.”
Haye explains who would win Joshua-Klitschko rematch
Klitschko is 41 now and has lost his past two fights. The Ukrainian is yet to confirm whether he will retire or not, but Haye doesn’t believe he is done just yet.
A rematch has been talked about, but Haye, who lost to Tony Bellew in March, believes that would end badly for Klitschko.
“I believe Klitschko will box on and they are likely to have a rematch — another huge occasion, although I think Joshua will win that very, very easily,” the 36-year-old added.
“He’s only getting better and, at 41, Klitschko can’t keep going to the well as he did last weekend.”
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