It seems there is no stopping Anthony Joshua at the moment, as not even Klitschko, a two-time world champion, could knock out the East London heavyweight.
After an impressive start to his career, knocking out many opponents in the first or second round, the Unified World Heavyweight Champion has gone on to fight many impressive names throughout his short career, such as Alexander Povetkin, Joseph Parker, and Carlos Takam.
Yet, you could argue, apart from Klitschko, Joshua has yet to face a serious opponent. There are, however, many heavyweight boxers queuing up to be the first fighter to knock out the 6ft 6in machine.
The boxing community is seemingly waiting with baited breath to see Anthony Joshua take to the ring once again in April. Yet, the undefeated champion undoubtedly has many opponents queuing up to strip him of his belt. One likely boxer to do exactly that is Dillian Whyte, who, according to Joseph Parker, is a bigger puncher than Joshua, so you know who to back if the two heavyweights ever come face-to-face inside a ring.
While the two have fought in the past, with Joshua landing an impressive right hook to Whyte’s temple, many critics would argue that Whyte is now at the peak of his career and could seek revenge on Joshua in the not-so distant future.
One fight that won’t fail to disappoint would be Joshua vs Fury. Regarded as one of the biggest punchers in British boxing, Fury could potentially be the first heavyweight to put Joshua on the canvas.
However, despite a great payday for both fighters, Joshua has his eyes firmly set on acquiring as many belts as possible. As Fury currently doesn’t possess any belts following his suspension from professional boxing, he might not be the ideal opponent for Anthony Joshua in 2019, and may need to earn his right to step into the ring with the champ.
While Wilder failed to impress during his fight with power puncher Tyson Fury, which led to a split decision, his sights are firmly set on Anthony Joshua in 2019. It seems the feeling is also mutual, as Joshua stated in December 2018 that he wants to fight Wilder this April, stating “I’m not interested in Fury; he’s not the champion.” He also commented that regardless of who he fights in the future, Joshua plans on “running the game”. One thing is certain, whoever Joshua faces out of the above opponents, it will certainly make for an interesting fight.