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Joshua in his last fight versus Povetkin.

Anthony Joshua talks up Tyson Fury mega-fight on Graham Norton Show

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The speculation around Anthony Joshua’s next opponent continues at pace as the British heavyweight champion is due to decide this weekend on his next move.

Wembley Stadium on April 13 has been booked by promoter Eddie Hearn for months now, but Joshua's opponent still remains a mystery.

Appearing on the Graham Norton Show last night (Friday 25), AJ was asked about a huge all-British blockbuster fight with Tyson Fury.

"That would be massive. I would love to.

"The fight that Wilder and Fury had, I felt that Fury won, so it would be amazing to have two British heavyweights and we would be combining the belts up.

"In the eyes of a lot of people, Fury is a champion as such. We're the top three, so I would love to fight him. Even though he hasn't got a belt, it's still fighting one of the top three."

Relations between Eddie Hearn and Fury have been fraught over the years and the fact he is promoted by Frank Warren adds further complications to the mix.

However, it appears for the time being that the social media trash talking has cooled and that there are negotiations underway.

Joshua was full of praise for Fury’s performance against Wilder, which catapulted Fury back to the mix at the top of the heavyweight division.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

He believes that Wilder was guilty of underestimating his compatriot after a lengthy absence from the sport.

"Three years is a long time to take out and I think it was a good name, but he must have thought it was an easy fight, because he thought he was getting him when he was a bit cold.

"Tyson Fury is very talented, very skilled and showed that to the world when he boxed him, so it ended in a draw."

Joshua has conceded that the prospect of fighting Wilder is remote at this stage, but he remains convinced that he is the most attractive option in the heavyweight division currently.

"He's got other options in the States that he's interested in fighting, but my view is that I've got four, you've got the last one," he said. Like 'Lord of the Rings', let's combine them together.

"You can fight in front of the biggest audience, the best UK crowd there is, and fight for the heavyweight championship of the world."

If a fight with Fury is made, it will certainly quieten down some of the critics who have accused Joshua and Hearn of ducking the potential Fury and Wilder fights.

All boxing fans will be hoping that the biggest fight in British boxing history will be happening on April 13 at Wembley.

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Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury
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