Anthony Joshua was swept with a wave of admiration after he claimed a 19th knockout in 19 bouts, his latest victim none other than the brutal Ukrainian heavyweight maestro Wladimir Klitschko.
Joshua could not draw many negatives after landing a supreme upper cut in the 11th round to take another step towards boxing supremacy, but there was one that could not resist having a go at the 27-year-old champion.
Tyson Fury, who has had his sights set on Joshua for many months now, took his chance to have a swipe at his fellow Brit, claiming he could beat his compatriot with one hand.
Fury witnessed the fearsome duel that placed Joshua on the throne of the world heavyweight champions and is reportedly desperate to come out and stake his claim as one of the world’s greatest.
Speaking to Sky Sports the former champion, who dethroned Klitschko 18 months ago in an epic bout, said: "There's only one fight out there, the biggest fight in the world and everyone knows that. It is the heavyweights, it is me and AJ, no one else.
"It is the only one the world wants to see and I am here, I am the lineal champion, I am still number one in the world and everybody knows that.
"We all saw [his career] had a life and death situation against Klitschko, but Klitschko couldn't land a glove on me.
"Styles do make fights but I am sure I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back."
Fury did voice his concern over a potential multi-million clash with his compatriot, when his adversary felled Joshua in the sixth round, only for the Brit to be saved by the bell from where he recovered tremendously to win the duel.
Fury added: "I wonder what people would be saying today if Klitschko had done him in the sixth. I was screaming, pulling my hair out - or what little hair I've got left - because I was worried it would cost us millions.
"AJ did really well to come back but I am not 41 or getting old. He is just a pumped-up weightlifter but [Klitschko] couldn't land one of those of those hooks on me, at all.
"It is a total clash of styles, a total clash of personalities, the complete opposites."
As for a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in the near future, Eddie Hearn has reportedly claimed that that could be on the agenda, with a possible match up taking place in Germany.
“It doesn’t matter where it is, wherever there is the most money,” he said.
“Anthony wouldn’t mind going to Germany, something different. He would have no problem going anywhere. The States, China, the Middle East, the Principality Stadium. We wouldn’t have any problem selling it.
“He came here, so we may go to Germany. We’re certainly not going to be opening negotiations with any other fighter until we know what Wladamir Klitschko is going to do.”
Whatever Anthony Joshua does next, few can deny that he’s currently the best in the business, and only time will tell if he can maintain his impressive streak.
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