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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Anthony Joshua has four boxers he really wants to fight, according to Eddie Hearn

Back in December of 2015, Anthony Joshua defeated defending British heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte with a seventh round knockout.

This was Joshua's first major title of his professional career, and it was also revenge for a former amateur defeat against Whyte.

Now, in 2017, AJ is a unified world heavyweight champion after beating Wladimir Klitschko in April, whilst Whyte is vowing for his first world title in order to earn a rematch against Joshua.

The chance could come should the Brixton man beat American WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Anthony Joshua has verbally agreed to a rematch against Whyte, if he can win a world title first, saying he enjoyed his bout against Whyte back in 2015.

"For some reason AJ enjoyed his fight with Whyte so much he wants to do it again," promoter Eddie Hearn told GQ magazine, as per Sky Sports News.

Deontay Wilder is another fighter wishing for a chance to down the current world heavyweight champ, and will get the chance for a unification match should he first beat Whyte.

And so, both Whyte and Wilder have a lot to fight for: "So, if Whyte can win a heavyweight title, that fight (against AJ) would be massive in this country," added Hearn.

Should Wilder and his team accept the chance to fight Dillian Whyte, after the latter makes his American debut on the Terrence Crawford vs Julius Indongo undercard in Nebraska on August 19, it would be a great chance for him to build a reputation in the UK ahead of his potential fight with AJ.

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Wilder's team are yet to accept the fight, despite great offers from Whyte's team says Eddie Hearn, and that may have something to do with the Englishman being a real handful to fight.

"No one really wants to fight Dillian Whyte because he is a right handful, he has got a great chin, hes got a great work-rate, he's strong and can punch."

In the same interview, however, Hearn did reveal the four fights Joshua is excited for the most.

"The funny thing is that Anthony Joshua has four opponents he really wants to fight: the rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte."

We'll all just have to watch this space and see who ends up with the chance to topple AJ the champ.

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