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Anthony Joshua explains the difference between Wladimir Klitschko and his latest challengers

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After beating Carlos Takam in October, Anthony Joshua is sitting on top of the boxing world.

The IBF, WBA (Super) and IBO title holder stopped his opponent in the 10th round in Cardiff, although some were calling the referee's decision premature. 

However, Joshua was ahead on the judges' scorecards and likely heading towards victory in front of almost 80,000 fans, so the outcome of the match was a fair one. 

And now there are a number of heavyweights scrambling for the chance to challenge the Brit and put an end to his unbeaten 20-0 record. 

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are just two of the big names that have been calling for the 28-year-old to step into the ring with them. 

As it stands, Wilder is likely to get his way and a fight against Joshua looks on the cards for 2018. 

The American has an even more impressive record than his potential opponent and is currently unbeaten himself, with 39 career wins. 

Both he and Fury been very active on social media calling Joshua out to fight and that's something that has not gone down very well with the 2012 Olympic gold medalist. 

Anthony Joshua v Carlos Takam -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

The Brit says he has no respect for boxers like them, with Wilder demanding a unification showdown and Fury attacking Joshua with a string of tweets.

In fact, he went as far as comparing Wilder's and Fury's antics to Klitschko, who he views as a "true professional". 

"When I fought Klitschko he wasn’t on social media saying ‘I want to fight Anthony’, we worked on it behind closed doors, got a deal done and then announced it to the public," he said, per Boxing Scene.

Boxing at Wembley Stadium

"That’s how a true professional does business. With the new era of boxing what I haven’t got respect for is athletes like that."

Even if their antics are questionable, Joshua shouldn't either man lightly in the ring.

Wilder fought at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn against Bermane Stiverne last weekend and sensationally knocked out his opponent in the first round.

Deontay Wilder v Bermane Stiverne

Fury hasn't been in a match for almost two years now, but after losing a lot of weight and calling Joshua out on social media, it's clear he's looking for a fight as well.  

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Boxing
Tyson Fury
Wladamir Klitschko
Anthony Joshua
Heavyweight

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