Anthony Joshua asks his Twitter fans who he should fight next after beating Povetkin

Anthony Joshua at Wembley

Anthony Joshua's career took yet another positive step on Saturday evening.

After his first ever professional points victory against Joseph Parker back in March, the British fighter went back to his old ways with a devastating knockout of Alexander Povetkin.

The Russian was an extremely tough test for the IBF, WBO and WBA champion, but he just couldn't handle Joshua's power.

AJ is now 22-0-0 and is now looking towards his next Wembley bout in April.

There are a number of names being linked with that date, with Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte the most prominent.

Hughie Fury is also being mentioned as he could make himself Joshua's IBF mandatory if he beats Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria on October 27.

But who do the fans want? Well, Joshua decided to ask his 2.18m Twitter followed who they think he should meet at the national stadium in April.

Wilder, Fury (Tyson) and Whyte were the only three included and the results really do say a lot.

THE RESULTS ARE IN

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After nearly 500,000 votes, the Bronze Bomber (53%) is a clear winner with more than half the votes.

It would suggest that fans don't think Fury (42%) is quite ready yet or he will lose to Wilder when they meet in the US on December 1.

The fact Whyte only recorded five percent of the votes speaks volumes, most likely due to the fans desperate search for a unification bout.

Joshua himself told talkSPORT the path he wants to take with all three fighters and fans would most likely be well onboard with it.

Joshua celebrates his win vs Povetkin

“First and foremost, good luck to Wilder and Fury,” said Joshua.

“Even though they say a lot of negative things about me, I wish them luck because it is good for the sport of boxing.

“Number two, Dillian Whyte is a very worthy champion in his own right.

“If I had a pecking order, it would be Wilder, Dillian, then Fury. Dillian deserves it more than Fury. He has been more consistent and deserves his shot at these belts.”

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