- Anthony Joshua could take on the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBC strap if it is vacated
- Eddie Hearn has touted AJ to return to winning ways and a bout is being planned for early next year
- Hearn also suggested that there are all kinds of eventualities as Dillian Whyte could be fighting Joe Joyce for the WBO world title
Famous boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has once again reiterated that Anthony Joshua could take on the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Andy Ruiz Jr for the WBC strap if it is vacated.
It was gathered that the current WBC title-holder Tyson Fury is already in negotiations to take on unified champion Oleksandr Usyk (WBA, WBO, IBF) for a possible unification bout next year.
Speaking to the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel, he said:
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"So now it's about positioning yourself, Dillian Whyte, AJ of course, into a shot at the world heavyweight title.
"AJ could be fighting the winner of Wilder - Ruiz for the WBC world heavyweight title, could be fighting Filip Hrgovic.
"Dillian Whyte could be fighting Joe Joyce for the WBO world title. There's all kinds of eventualities. But the pressure will come from the mandatories, that's just natural when there's a unified and in this case potentially undisputed champion."
Joshua decries not being a champion
The 33-year-old lost his rematch to Oleksandr Usyk in August and remains without a belt, having lost his titles to the Ukrainian earlier in the year.
He has since been out of action as his promoter, Eddie Hearn continues searching for a formidable opponent to help rebuild his career.
Joshua speaks on possible fight with Tyson Fury
AJ has been touted to take on the Gypsy King, but somehow an agreement has not been reached since they were billed to meet in 2021.
Although both parties had signed a two-fight deal in March 2021, with the first bout scheduled for Saudi Arabia on August 14, a US Court ruled that Deontay Wilder was billed for a trilogy bout with Fury, which ended the agreement.