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Vitali Klitschko has his say on who Anthony Joshua should face next

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Former WBC World Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko has joined those hoping to see Anthony Joshua vs Deontay WIlder in the not-too-distant future.

The two young fighters are currently seen as the most dominant in the heavyweight division - both holding titles, and both undefeated.

"It's a new generation coming, they all have power, they have vision," Klitschko said, as per Boxing Scene. "I see a lot of talented fighters, great skills, they have power, everyone in the heavyweight division has power and that is what makes it the most interesting and attractive division."

"We're going to see what happens in the next fights. I'm very interested to see who is the best, the strongest. If Joshua can beat Pulev, then he can fight with Deontay Wilder, the World Boxing Council champion - and we can finally see who is the best and when that happens, then boxing will have the attention [of everyone]. I feel happy about it and I'm very interested in the division."

Klitschko, the former dominant force in the heavyweight division, was in attendance for the biggest fight of Joshua's career so far: his stoppage of Vitali's brother Wladimir. Now the Brit is set to face his mandatory challenger, Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev later this month, after talks about a rematch with Wladimir collapsed.

Things have been more complicated for Wilder. His original opponent, Cuban fighter Luiz Ortiz, failed a drugs test ahead of what should have been a November fight.

Now Wilder will face a rematch with the man he won his WBC Heavyweight title from in 2015 - Bermane Stiverne.

The Haitian is the mandatory challenger for Wilder's title, and Wilder has vowed to take out his frustrations over the Ortiz debacle.

Bermane Stiverne v Deontay Wilder

"Stiverne asked for it, so he's going to get it," Wilder said. "Whatever happens happens. Ask and you shall receive.

"I'm relieved to be getting my mandatory out of the way. At least now I won't have to deal with that down the road.

"In the first fight, I broke my hand in the third round, and I still dominated. That was a lot of the reason why it went the distance.

Bermane Stiverne v Deontay Wilder

"This time it's a different day, different time and different fight. This time it won't end well for him.

"Despite all of these obstacles that are thrown in my path, it still will not stop me from reaching my ultimate goal, which is to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

"Stiverne will pay for Luis Ortiz screwing up."

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