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Joshua still hasn't announced his opponent for April.

Anthony Joshua has explained why he is better than Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder

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Saturday night in Los Angeles was certainly a milestone for world boxing in recent years.

Though the drawn result left many of us scratching our heads as to how Tyson Fury didn't beat Deontay Wilder, the fight itself definitely didn't disappoint.

Both camps claimed unofficial victories afterwards, with Wilder flooring Fury twice and Fury dominating the scorecards throughout the contest.

In the aftermath of the encounter, boxing fans and pundits are clamouring for a rematch, and it seems that both fighters are more than open to the idea, having shown an obvious mutual respect for each other after the final bell.

A rematch is a mouthwatering prospect, but it was probably the last thing that Anthony Joshua wanted.

Having seen off the likes of Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin in recent months, his next logical fight seemed as if it would be against Wilder.

Fury's sensational return to the ring put a spanner in the works, though, as he snatched the fight against Wilder from under Joshua's nose.

And though Joshua has a fight arranged at Wembley for April 13, Saturday's tie means that we're no closer to knowing who he will be facing.

With many fans and pundits impressed by the contrasting styles of Fury and Wilder in their clash, some people are starting to question whether AJ would actually be considered the favourite heading into any potential bout.

Anthony Joshua - Media Day

The WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight world champion has sent out a warning to both boxers though, when speaking to CNN.

"I’m not Wilder or Fury, none of them can box like me," he said emphatically, via The Sun.

“None of them have what I have. His performance is his own performance.

“What I do want to do is make the announcement that April 13th is the day and Wembley is the venue, I’m more than willing to fight either one of them.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

"I feel like after the fight, my name will pop up and because I don’t talk much people underestimate the passion I have to fight one of these guys. I’m willing.”

Whoever he fights, it's sure to be a brilliant contest.

In the meantime, though, we'll be more than happy to settle for rematch between Fury and Wilder.

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