If AJ gets past Pulev one of these HAS to be next
Anthony Joshua's huge homecoming fight against Kubrat Pulev is now merely hours away, with the champion heavily fancied by bookmakers to get the job done against the veteran Bulgarian.
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Almost a year to the day was the last time we saw AJ in action, when he took revenge against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, of course Ruiz had stopped Joshua the year earlier to take the belts, but now they're back in the U.K.
As his previous fight to that one in Arabia was in the US, this will mark something of a homecoming for Joshua who will also have the luxury of fans in attendance, something many have had to do without this year. But who could be next if AJ, as expected, beats Pulev.
Let's start with the obvious one.
1) Tyson Fury.
After a demolition job on Deontay Wilder last time out, Fury now holds the heavyweight belts Joshua doesnt, the WBC and Ring. A unification would be the biggest fight ever on British soil, and something both parties would surely be desperate to make.
2) Tyson Fury.
The Gypsy King proved everybody wrong when he came back from seemingly oblivion. With both his physical and mental health in need of a great deal of support, Fury showed unbelievable resilience and is now back on top of the pile.
3) Tyson Fury.
Many have Tyson Fury in their pound for pound conversations, maybe not at number one but top 5 upwards is generally accepted for the heavyweight that moves like a lightweight. Old rivals, and both believing they're the best heavyweight in the world, this would be a great score settler.
Quick update, I will not be attending any boxing this weekend. ???? pic.twitter.com/9njUsMHvPe— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) December 9, 2020
4) Tyson Fury.
A potential stumbling block here is the promoters. Both Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren are involved here, and both are responsible for some of the biggest and best boxing bouts over the last few decades. It's well known they're not exactly on the same page, but surely for this one they would agree to break bread.
5) You guessed it, Tyson Fury.
Not only would it be a British battle, but Mancunian Fury versus Londoner AJ, what's not to love? Surely the fight to make!