Over the past 18 months, heavyweights have come back into fashion.
For a long time, the division had been a far-cry from the glory days of Mike Tyson, Joe Frazier, Rocky Marciano or Muhammad Ali. Now though, it has come surging back into the global spotlight.
Currently there’s a three-way fight between Joseph Parker, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder for the belts and let's not forget the re-emergence of Tyson Fury to add to that mix too.
Whilst over in the UFC Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic are set for a super-fight of their own in the coming months, the emergence of Francis Ngannou has excited everyone, and Jon Jones remains an omnipotent enigma.
It is no surprise therefore, that in the age of super fights, heavyweights are now beginning to take a leaf out of the McGregor-Mayweather playbook.
With Joshua being the golden boy of boxing right now, it should come as no surprise that his name has been on the lips of many MMA fighter looking for crossover.
Last year it was Stipe calling out the man from Watford, but this time it was Joshua’s turn to do the talking.
When asked if he would seriously consider a crossover, Joshua admitted it would interest him.
“A good scrap would be with the guy from Congo [Francis Ngannou] who just lost recently. Big unit - that would be a good scrap," he said, per The Express.
“Then you’ve got Jon Jones, that’d be a good scrap.
"Yeah of course, obviously I'd have to have a couple of warm up fights because you have to learn the submissions and stuff.
"But, yeah, a fight is a fight at the end of the day. So yeah man, I'd do it.”
At least Joshua is being somewhat realistic with the assertion that he’d need a few warm up fights first.
In the meantime, he has some business to take care of. Namely one Joseph Parker on March 31.
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