Tony Bellew and Carl Froch pick who Anthony Joshua should face next

Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

The Principality Stadium wasn't left in raptures after Anthony Joshua took on Joseph Parker, but as they say, he got the job done almost a week ago. In a unanimous points decision, Joshua beat Parker after playing a very tactical game against the New Zealander.

Joshua remains undefeated with a 21-0 perfect record to his name.

The Briton only needs the WBC belt to add to his collection to become the undisputed champion in the heavyweight division, a title that is held by the 40-0 undefeated Deontay Wilder.

However, that fight looks some way off yet and of course Wilder isn't the only man itching to get in the ring with AJ.

Well, Sky Sports have asked some of their biggest pundits to suggest who they think should be Joshua's next opponent. 

While they were all in agreement that in an ideal world they'd like to see Wilder face Joshua next, given the difficulty in reaching an agreement over such a big fight, not everyone is confident it will end up happening.

After watching close friend David Price's heartbreaking loss to Alexander Povetkin on the Joshua-Parker undercard, Tony Bellew would like to see AJ avenge his fellow Liverpudlian.

Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

He said: "Alexander Povetkin will be mandatory, but I'm sure Anthony Joshua will want to shut Deontay Wilder up. It doesn't matter though, because he's the No 1 heavyweight in the world and has three of the major world heavyweight titles, so he's the man.

"I personally would like to see him knock Alexander Povetkin clean out."

That wish was echoed by Bellew's coach Dave Coldwell but the likes of Carl Froch, Paulie Malignaggi and Johnny Nelson are in no doubt the Wilder fight needs to happen.

"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," Froch said.

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

Malignaggi added: "I want to see Joshua fight Wilder this year, so I would love to see it next. It's a situation where you could get two fights, maybe three, like a Evander Holyfield- Riddick Bowe trilogy.

"If you're going to get that, you have to start now because even the Holyfield-Bowe trilogy took years. If you're going to have a long rivalry between these two, you probably want to get the first one out of the way this year."

While Nelson said: "There are all sorts of things going on, like the Alexander Povetkin mandatory position with the WBA. Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller is also knocking on the door - and if I was a promoter, I would probably string it out as long as possible."

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