Joshua defeated the Mexican star on Saturday, December 7, in Saudi Arabia in a bout that saw the Brit put in blood and breath to reclaim his heavyweight belts. The 30-year-old star was immediately ordered to face WBO challenger, Oleksandr Usyk within 180 days or risk losing his belt. But Joshua, who earlier welcomed the challenge of fighting the Ukrainian, seems to be keen on possible fight with American star or his countryman. Asked on dream fight with Wilder or Fury, the British boxer allayed fear of facing his arch rivals in the division, saying he is not a “running champion.”
“I would love to make that my next fight. I’m taking it one step at a time. Whenever they are ready they know where to find us,” Joshua said.
“I’m not a running champion, I’m someone who will fight the best in the world. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are those guys. I’d love the opportunity to beat Wilder or Fury. You can see I’d beat them.
“I’ve displayed different styles of fighting. Sometimes inside fighting, sometimes knockout fighting and sometimes a boxing man’s fight.”