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Joshua after his fight with Alexander Povetkin.

What's in store for Anthony Joshua and his career over the next two years

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Eddie Hearn is looking to set up a clash between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder as part of the Englishman's next five fights, according to World Boxing News.

It seems as though Joshua has his next four opponents potentially lined up, with a rematch against Dillian Whyte being thought to be up next for 'AJ' on April 13 at Wembley Stadium.

Hearn will hope that an agreement can be made between Joshua and Wilder for a fight to take place with the potential earnings to be colossal.

However, Hearn may have to bide his time with rematches between Joshua and Whyte, as well as Wilder and Tyson Fury still yet to take place.

Joshua is set to put his titles on the line, with Whyte rated number one in the WBO, Joshua will need the rematch to solidify his position as the champion. 

This comes as a problem for Eddie Hearn as he has claimed that a fight between Wilder and Joshua needs to happen sooner rather than later, as the boxing sanctioning bodies will in no time be making Joshua's defence of his titles mandatory.

If Joshua can dispatch of Whyte once again, then it is believed that Jarrell Miller and Kubrat Pulev may stand in his way next in the IBF rankings. 

It is believed Joshua will fight one of these near the end of 2019, with the other being fought in the early stages of 2020.

Hearn will be hoping Joshua can hold onto his titles to set up the desired fight with Deontay Wilder perfectly and generate the highest potential earnings.

Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker -  World Heavyweight Title Fight

If 'AJ' wants to be considered among the greatest in boxing, the next couple of years could be the biggest of his career.

Beating the American Wilder and stepping out of his comfort zone and into foreign shores will help put to death all the questions that surround him.

Of course, it may not be Wilder at all, it could be a certain Tyson Fury instead, and that fight is likely to take place in the summer of 2020.

However, the sanctioning bodies of boxing seem to be ready to place obstacles in the Brit's way of conquering the heavyweight division of boxing.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

If Joshua can then overcome either Wilder or Fury, attentions will then turn back to his WBA title, and that could lead to him having a fight with Trevor Bryan at the end of 2020.

So that would be five fights from April 2019 to the end of 2020.

Dillian Whyte, Kubrat Pulev, Jarrell Miller, Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury and then finally, Trevor Bryan.

Not a bad five-fight plan for Anthony Joshua, but a shame to see that Wilder or Fury vs AJ could be two years away.

Topics:
Kubrat Pulev
Jarrell Miller
Eddie Hearn
Dillian Whyte
Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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