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Eddie Hearn reveals Anthony Joshua's next target if he beats Wladimir Klitschko

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Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed British boxing sensation Anthony Joshua could be set to take another title unification fight before the end of 2017. 

Joshua recently put his IBF heavyweight title on the line against Eric Molina, only to defeat the challenger inside three rounds. 

After the match, Wladimir Klitschko entered the ring, and alongside Hearn, the pair announced a fight at Wembley stadium on April 29, 2017. 

If he wins that bout, Hearn is expecting that Joshua could well target another world title unification match against Deontay Wilder before the end of next year. 

Hearn says he recently spoke to Wilder at the recent WBC convention, telling him, as per Sky Sports News: "It won't be long".

Potential fight with Wilder

Discussing the potential match, Hearn said: "It's a big fight, it's a wonderful fight, and could be for four belts. Towards the end of the year, I don't see why not, or certainly early in 2018.

"Joshua will have between two or three fights a year now, so realistically it could be the back end of this year, or if not, early 2018.

"They are two young lions, two competitors, and I think it's important they meet. I think their styles will make a great fight."

Kubrat Pulev is the next challenger in line to face Joshua, and Hearn expects the IBF to order the title fight once Joshua has faced Klitschko.

"He is the mandatory, so after this fight, we'll have to fight Kubrat Pulev and we'll have to see if we do or not. Obviously, we want to to keep the IBF world championship, but we'll have to deal with that after April 29." said Hearn. 

WBO title

Joseph Parker now holds the WBO title following a points win over Andy Ruiz Jr, and on the path to claiming all belts, Hearn says he believes this is a very winnable fight for the former Olympic champion. 

"It's very difficult to collect all the belts, to keep all the organisations happy and stuff like that," said Hearn.

"The WBO, of course Joseph Parker won at the weekend, and that is a fight we think is very winnable.

"Deontay Wilder is a fight we want as well, but this is the one we have to get through - and I don't think anyone can overlook or look through this fight."

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