Twenty-eighteen looks set to be another big year for Anthony Joshua.
Having beaten Wladimir Klitschko in April to claim the WBA (super) title and then Carlos Takam to defend his three belts, AJ is now boxing's hottest commodity.
Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Joseph Parker all want a piece of the Brit and according to promote Eddie Hearn, Joshua vs Wilder is a "certainty" in 2018.
"We're not receiving any offers, any contacts, and Deontay Wilder is doing a great job of convincing people that AJ is running from this fight," said Hearn earlier this week.
"Our job is to deliver, but it doesn't happen over night. This first meeting today may go well, it may go terribly, but fans need to know we want the fight. It will happen in 2018 unquestionably.
"If we offered Wilder his true value, the meeting would last two minutes. So we have to compromise between reality and fantasy."
Joshua has his eyes on a unification fight with Wilder to claim the WBC title, which would likely be followed by taking on Fury.
Fury recently claimed he could beat "weight lifter" Joshua at his current weight of 25 stone, which AJ has now responded to.
In an interview with iFL TV (see below at 0:38), the 29-year-old finds it hilarious that Wilder and Fury are both calling him out despite weighing 15 and 25 stone respectively.
AJ TROLLS FURY AND WILDER
He said: "I'm going to knock out Fury, I'm going to slap Deontay Wilder all over the ring, I'm going to eat him alive.
"What is he, 15 stone? It's mad. I'll stand there like that [leans forward]. And Fury, 27 stone and he calls me a weight lifter? [Laughs] It's mad. These boys can't talk."
Joshua just doesn't care, does he? Fury and Wilder can say all they want, but talk is cheap and Joshua is confident neither of them are a threat to his crown.
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