Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder or Dillian Whyte? – Anthony Joshua’s next move

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Anthony Joshua managed to put retirement talk on the backburner with a points win over Jermaine Franklin on Saturday.

While the former two-time world heavyweight champion was far from vintage at the O2 Arena, his victory has opened the door for lucrative future bouts.

Here, the PA news agency looks at what next for Joshua after his first triumph in two-and-a-half years.

Battle of Britain back on?

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury is the WBC champion (Zac Goodwin/PA)

Haven’t we been here before…

You would be forgiven for feeling a sense of deja vu given this chat has happened plenty of times in the past. When Joshua beat Kubrat Pulev in the winter of 2020, a unification clash with Fury dominated the next few months before an arbitration ordered the Lancashire fighter to take on Deontay Wilder for a third time. The teams of Joshua and Fury were also in discussions last year but it eventually collapsed in October and the latter fought Derek Chisora instead. Talks will again take place and Fury does need a fight given Oleksandr Usyk pulled out last month but we could easily see boxing shoot itself in the foot again.

‘Unfinished business’ in America

Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua lost his only fight in the US (Nick Potts/PA)

Whyte II

Anthony Joshua knocks out Dillian Whyte
Joshua knocked out Dillian Whyte (Nick Potts/PA)

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