Who will Anthony Joshua fight next after his decisive win over Alexander Povetkin?
Anthony Joshua needed a matter of moments before he switched his attentions to who will be his next opponent.
The undefeated heavyweight champion of the world emphatically knocked out experienced Russian Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night in round seven before ramping up the excitement for his first fight in 2019.
Sportsmail looks at the men who could be next in line to face Joshua at Wembley in April…
Anthony Joshua switched attentions to his next opponent after a knockout win at Wembley
Anthony Joshua’s next fight?
Oleksandr Usyk (5/1)
Usyk will not be thinking about an April showpiece with Joshua quite yet. The undisputed cruiserweight champion is busy in camp preparing to face Tony Bellew but may soon decide to make the step up to the lucrative heavyweight market.
Not the heaviest puncher in the sport, Usyk would be troubled by Joshua’s sheer power but he is an accomplished boxer and would no doubt love a shot to take the belts off the Briton.
Oleksandr Usyk is currently a cruiserweight but looks capable of making the step up a division
Tyson Fury – (4/1)
Having made a sensational return to the ring the ‘Gypsy King’ as he refers to himself is convinced that Joshua is scared to fight him.
Speaking on his Instagram moments after Joshua’s knockout win over Povetkin, Fury said: ‘It is safe to say Anthony Joshua and his team will NEVER fight the Gypsy King.’
It ramps up the pressure to make a fight happen and at 4/1, do not rule this one out.
Tyson Fury believes Joshua is running scared of a Battle of Britain showdown at Wembley
Deontay Wilder – (3/1)
The American is Joshua’s ‘number one’ target with Povetkin now out of the way. But the two camps have previously been in negotiations and remained without a fight so this one is not as easy as fans would like.
Sport is all about key moments and this is a fight that has to happen soon or it risks losing the massive appeal it possesses at this very moment.
Joshua made his move announcing his desire to fight, now it’s over to Team Wilder.
Deontay Wilder is the ‘number one’ target for Joshua as he plans his Wembley fight on April 13
Dillian Whyte – (1/1)
The Brixton fighter has history with Joshua having fought once before. Coming out on the losing side, Whyte wants a second contest and a chance at redemption.
Evens in the betting market, Whyte will be the man chosen if a deal with Wilder fails to – again – translate into a fight.
With Wilder negotiations seen as difficult, Dillian Whyte is the easier option to arrange for April