Anthony Joshua Reveals The Two UFC Stars He'd Like To Fight
Anthony Joshua might be getting ready to take on Joseph Parker to unite four of the heavyweight world titles but the former Olympian is eyeing a potential move to MMA and a crossover fight in UFC.
There was a time when a high profile boxer jumping over to UFC would have been near fantasy then Conor McGregor did the opposite and took on Floyd Mayweather in the ring, when once again we questioned it ever happening.
Now there are reports that 'Money' is ready to start his MMA training with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, confirmed by Mayweather, in order to take on McGregor in the octagon in the 'return' fight.
That once again seems like a thing of fantasy, so we're half expecting it to happen now.
Check out our interview with Anthony Joshua:
The first time the two faced started a string of suggestions of other potential crossover fights with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Anthony Joshua hinting at a future meeting.
However speaking to Sky Sports' boxing's Toe 2 Toe podcast AJ revealed he'd be interested in being the one to crossover and which two fighters he'd love to come up against, saying:
"I feel like a good scrap would be, I think the guy from Congo [Francis Ngannou, who is from Cameroon]. I think he just lost recently. Big unit, that'd be a good scrap.
"Then you've got Jon Jones, that'd be a good scrap.
"Yeah. I'd have to obviously have a couple of warm-up fights because you have to learn the submissions and stuff. But a fight's a fight at the end of the day. Yeah man, I'd do it."
Both those fights would appeal to many. Ngannou was touted as the man to stop Miocic and take the heavyweight title when the pair met recently but in the end it was the champion who held on.
The 31 year old had called out Brock Lesnar before his loss to Miocic but AJ would be another huge money option for him and with his hard hitting reputation it could end up being more like a boxing slugfest.
Jon Jones is of course one of the best in the business and one of the most recognisable names around but has obviously failed numerous drugs tests.
For now though Joshua needs to concentrate on his fight against Parker on March 31st in Cardiff when WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles will all be on the line.
After that could it be a fight against Deontay Wilder or a move to UFC?