Anthony Joshua hails Tyson Fury as a champion and says he would love to fight British rival at Wembley in April

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WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua would “love” to battle Tyson Fury on April 13 at Wembley Stadium

Although Wilder clung on to his WBC belt towards Fury final December, Joshua feels the Gypsy King deserved the victory after their bout on the Staples Middle in Los Angeles which was finally scored a draw.

 Joshua is braced for his next opponent

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Joshua is braced for his subsequent opponent

Joshua and Wilder had been in negotiations for a unification battle themselves – talks which finally collapsed.

However Fury stepped in to face The Bronze Bomber after simply two warm-up fights following two-and-a-half years out of the game.

And the London 2012 Olympic champion is able to flip his consideration to Fury and an all-British dust-up this spring.

He advised The Graham Norton Present: “Oh that will be huge. I’d like to [fight Fury].”

 The heavyweight champion appeared on the Graham Norton show alongside Judy Dench

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The heavyweight champion appeared on the Graham Norton show alongside Judy Dench

“He’s [Fury] another big name and for the British public and a fight in Britain.

“The fight that Wilder and Fury had I thought Fury won, so it would be amazing to have two British heavyweights and we would be combining the belts.

“In the eyes of a lot of people he [Fury] is a champion as such, we’re the top three so I would love to fight him even though he hasn’t got a belt it’s still fighting one of the top three.”

Joshua is still scheduled to fight at the home of English football later this year though his opponent remains unknown.

 Fury picked himself up from an 12th round knock down to secure a draw with Wilder

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Fury picked himself up from an 12th round knock down to secure a draw with Wilder

Promoter Eddie Hearn could yet take Joshua to make his debut in the United States, which would likely see him face Jarrell Miller.

Talks are ongoing regarding a rematch between Wilder and Fury but Joshua is not concerned about missing out.

“[Wilder] has just got other options. He’s got other options in the States that he’s interested in fighting.

“But my view is that, I’ve got four [belts] – you’ve [Wilder] got the last one it’s like Lord of the Rings, let’s combine them together.

 Jarrell Miller is being lined up as Joshua's next opponent

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Jarrell Miller is being lined up as Joshua’s next opponent

The 29-year-old added: “You [Wilder] can fight in front of the biggest audience, the best UK crowd there is and fight for the heavyweight championship of the world.

“That’s a great offer but he’s interested in fighting someone else so I have to go a different route at the minute.”

Unable to agree a deal in 2018, Fury parachuted in to face Wilder in what was one of the fights of the year.

Joshua believes Wilder underestimated the Manchester boxer, leading to their dramatic stalemate.

 Joshua has twice fought at Wembley, beating Alexander Povetkin last time out

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Joshua has twice fought at Wembley, beating Alexander Povetkin last time out

He stated: “I feel like Tyson had some mental issues and he had a three-year layoff, and three years is a long time and I think it was a good name.

“[Wilder] must of thought it was an easy fight because he fought he was going to get him when he [Fury] was a bit cold.

“But Tyson Fury is very talented – very skilled and showed that to the world when he boxed him and they ended in a draw.”

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