Anthony Joshua: 'You can see I'd beat Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury'

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Anthony Joshua has his belts back and can now start planning his 2020.

Where will his next fight take place? Will it be a return to England after a two-fight absence?

But more importantly, who will it be against?

Of course, there is his mandatory WBO challenger, Oleksandr Usyk.

Then, there’s the mandatory IBF challenger, Kubrat Pulev.

Both fights would be more appealing for boxing fans than a trilogy against Andy Ruiz Jr.

However, there are two opponents that fans want to see in the ring with Joshua next.

Of course, we’re talking about Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

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What are the chances that Joshua faces one of them in his next match?

Well, he was asked that very question while appearing on Good Morning Britain earlier today.

And not only did Joshua admit that he’d ‘love’ one of them to be his next bout but he, obviously, fancies his chances to beat both.

"I would love to make that my next fight," Joshua said.

"I'm taking it one step at a time. Whenever they are ready they know where to find us.

"I'm not a running champion, I'm someone who will fight the best in the world.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are those guys. I'd love the opportunity to beat Wilder or Fury. You can see I'd beat them.

"I've displayed different styles of fighting. Sometimes inside fighting, sometimes knockout fighting and sometimes a boxing man's fight.

"So I feel like I have their number because I can display a variety of skills when it comes to boxing."

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Of course, Joshua was always going to insist that he’d love to make the fights happen - because that’s what his fans want to see.

However, promoter Eddie Hearn suggested that it’s likely to be Pulev and then Usyk.

“It’s going to have to be quite quickly, because obviously now the vultures will be out, as I would be. I don’t blame them,” Hearn said.

“I’ve got to speak to the IBF and the WBO and see who goes first. I think it sounds like it’s the IBF, but we’ll wait for confirmation of that. AJ will want to maintain the belts and if that’s the case, I think it will be Pulev, and then Usyk.

“I think April or May, that’s a realistic kind of date [for Joshua’s next fight].”

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