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Anthony Joshua next fight: All we know about AJ’s next opponent after Francis Ngannou win as Tyson Fury bout looms

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Anthony Joshua is back to his best and is now eyeing a huge bout after beating Francis Ngannou in March.

AJ brutally knocked out the UFC legend in the second round of their fight in Saudi Arabia, making it four wins from four since successive defeats against Oleksandr Usyk.

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That win has put him in prime position to challenge for world titles once again and a blockbuster meeting with Tyson Fury is on the cards.

So what is the latest on Joshua’s next opponent? talkSPORT.com takes a look…

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Anthony Joshua next fight

Joshua’s next fight is still in the works.

An incredible bout with Fury has been spoken about for a long time and fans will be hoping the all-Brit heavyweight clash happens soon.

AJ has recently hinted at a potential date for their meeting if the Gypsy King comes out on top of his undisputed showdown with Usyk.

Fury and Usyk have a rematch clause in their contract, however, a step-aside fee from Saudi boxing chief Turki Alalshikh could see the Joshua fight happen instead.

And Alalshikh has previously revealed that AJ vs Fury is one of the fights he wants to see the most.

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During an ‘Ask Me Anything Q&A’ on Reddit, he revealed the top three fights he hopes to make in the future are Fury vs Joshua, Terence Crawford vs Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez vs Artur Beterbiev.

Away from Fury, there have also been other names thrown into the hat as Joshua’s next opponent.

And he believes that the winner of that fight will take on AJ in September at Wembley Stadium.

Hrgovic said: “It should be me against Dubois for the vacant IBF belt. Then the winner should fight Joshua, but you never know in boxing.

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“Joshua is the dream fight and I hope I will beat Dubois and then fight him in Wembley in September. That would be perfect.”

He is not expected to turn down the chance to fight AJ should the opportunity arrive.

Hinting at the possibility of him and Fury finally getting it on soon, Joshua told the BBC: “Boxing is changing a lot, there is a new player, Turki Alalshikh, who is taking the world by storm.

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“He is doing what he wants for the fans, it’s amazing. So if the fans demand it, I know that he will deliver.

“It’s coming, most definitely it’s coming.”

Pressed further on whether a fight with Fury would be next for him, Joshua added: “To be honest, he [Alalshikh] said be ready for September.

“Why he said that is because they have got a fight on June 1, all the heavyweights, five vs five, Eddie Hearn vs Frank Warren.

“And they have got Fury vs Usyk in May. And then they will have me in September. It’s unbelievable.”

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