Anthony Joshua shares thoughts on future opponents after beating Andy Ruiz Jr

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After regaining the WBO, WBA and IBF titles following a points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday night, Anthony Joshua has already turned his attention to who he will take on in the future.

Mandatory challengers Kubrat Pulev (IBF) and Oleksandr Usyk (WBO) are the current front-runners for his next fight, but a battle for undisputed supremacy remains at the top of the Brit's priorities.

On Usyk, as per Sky Sports, AJ said: "He's from a great school of boxing, the sweet science of boxing, about hitting and not getting hit. I study Usyk so know his weaknesses and his strengths, that's a competition I'm looking forward to."

On his other immediate opponent Pulev, the Londoner said: "He comes from a great background of amateur boxing and comes from a boxing family, his brother boxes as well. He's soon to be one of my mandatory challengers." 

After the mandatory challengers, it wouldn't be surprising for many to see Joshua go after either Wilder or Fury for a unification fight.

Joshua has made it clear that he's intent on completing his title collection in the near future.

While both Fury and Wilder are seemingly booked up for the immediate future, it would be great to see them face off against AJ at the peak of his career.

On Deontay Wilder, Joshua commented: "He's very talented, they brought him up wisely and let him gain a lot of experience which I think every fighter needs. Once you cross over to world championship level, there's no coming back.

"Even though it's taken Wilder more fights than myself, when he's crossed over he's never looked back. His success and his route to success has worked out perfectly for him, congratulations to him and his team."

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Joshua also gave his opinion on the 'Gypsy King' Tyson Fury, saying: "He takes inspiration from Muhammad Ali. He talks a good game, fights a good game, he's a talented heavyweight boxer."

Finally, on former WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte, Joshua added: "Dillian's done well and he's cleared his name of any allegations and issues he's had. He's a warhorse, Brixton-mafia, strong, ready, and I'm ready to get it on again."

While nothing is set in stone just yet, it does seem like Joshua's next opponent will most likely be either Pulev or Usyk, but we'll just have to wait and see. 

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