Anthony Joshua could have Kubrat Pulev as his subsequent problem, however Tyson Fury is firmly on the champion’s thoughts.
Ought to Joshua prevail on the O2 Enviornment on Saturday evening, his promoter Eddie Hearn has wasted no time in suggesting they are going to be trying to finalise a deal for an undisputed bout with WBC champion Fury.
The Bulgarian challenger, who has solely misplaced as soon as in his profession – to Wladimir Klitschko in 2014 – amid 28 different victories might be doing all he can to cease that all-British title showdown.
And whereas AJ isn’t trying previous Pulev, he’s definitely motivated on the prospect of going through Fury in 2021.
When requested by William Hill who he desires subsequent, Joshua rapidly replied: “Tyson Fury. As a result of truth he has the WBC and Ring Journal belts. I feel it’s an ideal battle that can occur within the subsequent few years.
“His dad has stated he’s assured that he may beat me and I’m assured that I can beat Tyson Fury. He says he has the boxing IQ of Einstein, so I’d prefer to put that to the check and see how properly I do.”
John Fury has had so much to say about AJ prior to now and not too long ago steered solely large model of Floyd Mayweather may truly beat his son.
“There’s no person on the market except you will get a 6ft 8in, 18-and-a-half stone Floyd Mayweather,” he stated.
“That’s the solely sort of [person] who’s going to present him issues.
“There’s no person on the market that may be in comparison with [Fury’s] power, measurement and boxing potential and the boxing IQ. He has obtained the brains to match all the things else,” he added.
“The heavy-legged, the slow-feeted, the one-two left hook and the technical boxing stuff, this man will kill you stone-dead.
“It’s not sufficient for him, that typical boxing fashion, one-two and a jab-left hook and slightly little bit of gradual motion. This man will eat your life.”
The pair appeared destined to fulfill at some stage, however as Hearn suggests, whether it is certainly subsequent 12 months with all of the belts on the road, it has a case for being the largest battle within the historical past of boxing.