There was an unsatisfactory feeling regarding the split decision at the end of the fight involving Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury on Saturday, however, one man that would have walked away with a contented feeling would be Anthony Joshua.
In the cat and mouse nature of boxing where fights are notoriously hard to organise, the unified world heavyweight champion is now in a position of power with both men now wanting to take him on.
The unbeaten heavyweight recently took to Instagram to 'like' a number of provocative thoughts from his followers who think he should avoid a trip to the US to take on Wilder, which has ended in heartbreak for British fighters in the past due to some contentious scoring by the judges.
Instead, he should focus on a 'Battle of Britain' with Fury.
In the aftermath of the bout, Joshua took great exception when Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel declared they were "very interested in facing him."
There have been accusations that Joshua has found ways to avoid Wilder, which is something the 29-year-old rejects.
Joshua's response was succinct: "What took this fool so long?
“Like we ain’t been interested?"
The discussions between the Joshua and Wilder camps dragged on to such an extent that the WBC champions looked at Fury as an alternative.
Wilder may have seen Fury as a 'easy option' due to his unconvincing form since his return to the sport, but the colourful character proved him and a lot of others wrong with his performance.
Joshua and Fury certainly haven't been 'close' by any means, and have regularly exchanged barbs, however, to his credit, he paid Fury a deal of respect while alluding to the disrespect from the Wilder camp.
“Well done Fury,” he continued, “They wanted to get you because they assumed you was finished!!
"I’ll give you a fair one when you’re ready! Either one of you!”
Time will tell who is the better fighter between Wilder and Fury.
The one thing Joshua wants more than anything is to unify the heavyweight division.
While he may have to bide his time until his opponent is decided, Joshua will certainly be ready and know he will have to be at his very best to be victorious.News Now - Sport News