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Since Anthony Joshua reclaimed his heavyweight titles in December by beating Andy Ruiz it has been common knowledge that he has two mandatories that he must fight. Most fans and experts have speculated that Joshua would fight what many perceive as the ‘easier fight’ in IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev next. There have been heavy rumors that the fight is all but done and is taking place in Istanbul.
However Joshua, when interviewed, has expressed little interest in that fight usually opting to talk about WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk, Joshua has praised the Ukrainian’s boxing skills on numerous occasions and has now posted a picture on his Instagram story with Usyk’s manager Alexander Krassyuk.
Following the huge upset June 1st last year when Andy Ruiz Jr stopped Anthony Joshua it’s highly unlikely that Joshua and his team would be negotiating two fights in advance. So with no announcement of a Joshua – Pulev fight and Joshua seemingly in talks with team Usyk, Is Joshua v Usyk next?
Is this the right fight for Joshua? Who would you like to see Joshua fight next?
Leave your comments and thoughts below.