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Fans Decide Who They Want To Be Anthony Joshua's Next Opponent

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Fans Decide Who They Want To Be Anthony Joshua's Next Opponent

Anthony Joshua dispatched of Alexander Povetkin last Saturday night but the win only begs the question, 'who's next?' Now the heavyweight champion has asked his fans whether they want Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury or Dillian Whyte.

Saturday night saw Anthony Joshua beat up his 22nd opponent in a row, picking up his 21st stoppage in that time, as he picked up a seventh round TKO of Alexander Povetkin to retain his WBA (super), IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles.

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There were times in the fight, especially the first round, where AJ struggled against the Russian but ultimately he composed himself to pick up a second thrilling finish in two fights at Wembley, after his clash with Wladimir Klitschko in April of 2017.

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Now the 2012 Olympic champion has another date booked for April but his opponent is as yet unknown. After the fight on Saturday Joshua namechecked Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte, with the latter fuming Sky Sports had taken him from ringside rather than let him answer.

Joshua took to Twitter, as promised in his post fight interview, to ask them who he wants to face next and the results were pretty conclusive, not Whyte!

Wilder faces Tyson Fury in his next fight and the winner will be the only person to have another heavyweight world title, other than Joshua, and would be the most obvious fight.

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However it's not as easy as Wilder just winning a poll, even if he beats Fury. The Bronze Bomber and AJ have tried to get the fight on before, as both are undefeated champions, but the two sides can't come to an agreement.

Fury would be another option should he beat the American but he is second favourite going into that one.

Will the winner of Wilder vs Fury take on Joshua? Image: PA Images
Will the winner of Wilder vs Fury take on Joshua? Image: PA Images

A rematch with Whyte is intriguing but clearly not as exciting to the fans. The pair have history in the amateur and professional ranks and Whyte was the first to take AJ further than three rounds.

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Fans are desperate to see Wilder and AJ decide once and for all who is the best heavyweight in the world but will it happen in April?

Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Dillian Whyte, Heavyweight division, Deontay Wilder, Alexander Povetkin

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