Latest update May 1st, 2020 4:39 PM
The country might be on lockdown but there is still plenty to talk about in the world of boxing.
One man who has been quite vocal during this downtime is unified heavyweight champion Joshua. He has welcomed a fight with, well, pretty much all the big boys of the division.
The Briton is scheduled to fight Kubrat Pulev, who is mandatory for the IBF belt, but the original June date has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Joshua told the Sports Illustrated Boxing with Chris Mannix podcast that a history-making, undisputed, all-British fight against WBC champion Tyson Fury is top of his wish list.
“Pulev isn’t on my level – I’m walking through him. I want the boys at the top. I’m looking at Fury like I’m going to walk through him as well,” Joshua said.
Later in the week, Joshua turned his attention to former foe and compatriot Dillian Whyte, telling Sky Sports Boxing: “Once I’ve beaten Fury, Whyte can come and get this work as well.”
The bitter rivals fought in 2015, when Joshua won by seventh-round stoppage.
Whyte has since gone on to beat some top-level contenders in the division to become the number one challenger for Fury’s WBC belt, and is deserving of a crack at a world title.
But what if the fights with Fury and Whyte don’t come to fruition? Well, Joshua said he would happily take on Ukraine’s former cruiserweight king and WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk.
“Line them all up,” he said.
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