It has only been a couple of weeks since Anthony Joshua was in the ring, where he successfully defended his IBF and WBA titles against Carlos Takam but fans are already desperate to find out who will be his next opponent.
Despite the current verbal sparring with Deontay Wilder, though, it would appear another big unification clash could be on the cards first.
WBO champion Joseph Parker has told a press conference in New Zealand that if he had his way then his next fight will be against Joshua.
"I want to fight Joshua. He has got two belts and I want to test his chin and put on a great show. ” The man from Auckland said, as per Sky Sports.
"Those [other] fights would be good to keep busy, but the ultimate fight is to fight Joshua. He is the preferred option for us.”
The WBO champion does have a potential fight lined up against Australian Lucas Browne which, if it does get the go-ahead, will probably be scheduled for March 2018.
Nonetheless, Parker’s promoter David Higgins has said that a bout between Joshua and Parker could also take place early next year.
However, any potential fight between the two heavyweights will come down to how much money can be generated and how it is split.
Speaking with journalists in Auckland, Higgins revealed that he had already exchanged emails with AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn and initial talks have begun.
"Eddie Hearn and I have exchanged emails," Higgins said.
"My message was Joe would fight Joshua next and Hearn's message was that Joshua would fight Parker next.
"It's now a question of the deal and money."
According to Higgins, if the deal does go head - the bout would realistically be held in either March or April.
However, if Joshua-Parker does fall through, there is another mouth-watering alternative - American heavyweight Deontay Wilder.
"Wilder's crew put a figure on the table that wasn't enough. If they put the right money on the table we would go to America and fight Wilder," Higgins added.
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