Unified champion of the WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO titles, Anthony Joshua says a heavyweight showdown with Deontay Wilder will still happen, even if the American loses his WBC to Tyson Fury.
Joshua who defends his titles against Povetkin at Wembley on September 22, was speaking to Sky Sports Box.
“We’re going to fight regardless because we’re the same weight category, and we’re in the same era, and it’s the fight that people want to see,” Joshua told Sky Sports News.
“Yeah, we’re going to fight each other, but it’s interesting, because let’s say worst happens with Povetkin, it don’t stop me from having to fight them.
“They will still want to fight me, because we’re big in the game. That fight will happen regardless who wins.
“If Wilder gets beat in that fight with Fury, I’ll still fight Wilder down the line, or if Fury gets beat.
“With boxing, one corner loses, one corner wins, but because it’s still a fight that the public will demand – big puncher, good stylistic fighter, good talkers – there will always be interest around the name of heavyweight boxing.”