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Anthony Joshua Reveals Who He Wants Next Between Wilder and Whyte At Wembley

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Anthony Joshua will let the fans decide his next opponent after producing a sensational knockout in his successful title defence at Wembley.

Alexander Povetkin was stopped in the seventh by a patient Joshua, who waited and waited for his chance to hurt the game Russian.

Joshua will be back at Wembley on 13 April, and has the likes of WBC champion Deontay Wilder and British rivals Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte have been calling him out.

Fans want Joshua to face Wilder in a historic unification fight, and the three-belt world champion admitted the American was his No.1 choice.
‘Let’s see whats happening on April 13. Let’s ask the question, I have no mandatories,’ he said.

‘The sport is about what the fans want, let’s put a poll out on Twitter and see who fans want me to take on.’
He added: ‘My No.1 would be Wilder, that’s it. I don’t want to talk about it anymore.’

While Joshua would prefer Wilder, his promoter Eddie Hearn conceded it was most likely going to be Whyte who steps in the ring with his fighter next.

;Joshua is a player in this game, the one stepping up and taking on great fighters,’ said Hearn.

‘He is a special talent and a great model. There was a lot of pressure, Povetkin is a great fighter.

‘Joshua’s a real world champion, we will go away now and try and make a fight with [Deontay] Wilder.

‘Tonight was about getting that big banana skin of Alexander Povetkin out the way.

‘If it’s not Deontay Wilder then it will be Whyte here on April 13.’

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