Anthony Joshua has set his sights on WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and believes that it would be a massive fight that could happen soon.
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Joshua is fresh from destroying Kevin Johnson at the O2 in London last Saturday night, and is expected to return to the ring two more times this year.
While the Brit insists that a world title shot is still a while away, he has made his first hint at which route he is looking at taking as Wilder defends his belt against Eric Molina next weekend.
Meanwhile, Tyson Fury is expected to face Wladimir Klitschko at some point this year in a bid to end his reign as the dominant force in the heavyweight division.
“Deontay Wilder is a world champion. He hasn’t got that much experience but he has raw power which has led him to become world champion,” Joshua said, as reported by Boxing Scene.
“He’s going to look at the up-and-coming fighters that are doing well. That’s why I think I’ll get a shot at the heavyweight championship sooner rather than later.”
The 25-year-old added that he believes that bout will happen before he gets in the ring with David Haye, as he is confident that his compatriot will come out of retirement and be keen on that fight which he insists is bigger than him facing Fury.
The heavyweight division is enjoying an exciting period as Klitschko continues to hold off those trying to take his crown, while the young prospects are edging ever closer to finally toppling him.
It is expected that there could be significant change by the end of the year, and a bout between Wilder and Joshua would certainly be one that captures the attention on both sides of the Atlantic.