TYSON FURY and David Haye are still on Anthony Joshua’s radar — as long as he is sure they will give him a serious test.
Joshua is aware a Battle of Britain heavyweight clash would generate huge interest and money.
But he is only willing to take part in a domestic dust-up after he has unified the division.
AJ defends his WBA, IBF and IBO titles against France’s Carlos Takam in Cardiff on Saturday.
The Watford star will then target WBO champion Joseph Parker and WBC kingpin Deontay Wilder.
Should he succeed, only then will he turn his attention to Fury and Haye.
Joshua, 28, said: “I’ve not given up hope of getting into the ring with Tyson Fury. He’s a good name.
“Trust me, me and him will get down and dirty real soon. Everything you read between us on social media is also happening behind the scenes.”
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Mancunian Fury, 29, has not fought since his shock victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
His licence has been suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control for the past year over anti-doping and medical issues.
Joshua added: “If there’s anything I can do to help or support him to get back in the ring, I would do it.
“We need people like him. His return would bring out the best in the sport and benefits everyone.
I’m looking forward to him getting back and adding a bit of dust to the storm.
“I want to create that massive atmosphere inside and outside the ring which should lead to another great fight in boxing history. What was his fighting weight, 18st? Even if he comes back at 22st, 30 or 40st, he has to show that he can move about and control that weight that he’s morphed into.
“If he can do that, people will still watch him. But if he comes back at that weight and he’s getting into trouble against journeymen, people won’t be interested.
“So it’s all about how performs at his new weight. But he also has to be trusted not to pull out like he’s done in the past.
“It’s the same problem with David Haye — but I don’t think he’d pull out.
“If you get a serious cut in training, that’s bad. But I think David would fight with one arm if he had to.
“I’m easy. If he beats Tony Bellew, yeah, I’d fight Haye. Not Bellew, though. It’s about respect. But it’s all about what David would be demanding.
“We’ve both got to get through our next few fights looking good and keeping our stock high. Then we can create a massive barnstormer.”
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