Carl Froch has summed up how every boxing fan feels about Wilder-Joshua

With Joseph Parker out of the way, attention can now turn to Anthony Joshua’s next fight.

The heavyweight champion was unable to dispatch with the 26-year-old in the brutal fashion many would have predicted, but what we witnessed instead was a professional, skilful display as he triumphed by unanimous decision.

The main undercard saw Alexander Povetkin knock out David Price, leaving the Russian in with a fair shout of facing AJ.

Eddie Hearn, meanwhile, is having to balance those obligations with gauging which fight the fans want to see.

Let’s face it – there’s no question. Deontay Wilder wasn’t in Cardiff, but Joshua wasted no time in calling him out as soon as the Parker fight was over.

“Just like Dillian [Whyte] said: Wilder – let’s go, baby, let’s go!” he said.

“Wilder, or [Tyson] Fury. Either one. What would I have to do to beat Wilder? Get him in the ring and I knock him spark out.”

Some reports even have it that talks with the WBC champion have already begun, and Carl Froch believes that Joshua now has to face Wilder in the near future.

What Froch wants to see 

Sky Sports asked their boxing pundits what they thought the former Olympic gold medallist’s next move should be, with Froch responding:

“I did think Josh needed one more fight before Wilder, against someone like Jarrell Miller, and I would like to see him fight out in America, but there is one man who has changed my mind – Joshua.

“He called him out and said he will spark him out, so we all want to see him prove it, straight away.

“Yes, he showed he can be disciplined and stick to a game plan, but now we all want to see if he can knock Wilder out. I want it to be at Wembley, in the late summer, so we can see.”

Wilder has a fearsome reputation as a big-puncher, so it’s hard to imagine the bout turning into another cagey affair.

As it stands, Parker is the only professional fighter not to be knocked out by Joshua, who remains unbeaten in 21.

No-one would want to bet serious money against Wilder emulating that, but first and foremost, a deal needs to be agreed to ensure the talking can stop and this dispute can be settled once and for all.

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