Tyson Fury has been actively seeking a fight with Joshua in recent months, but so far, these efforts have been unsuccessful. Instead, fans are anticipating a highly-anticipated heavyweight title unification fight between Fury and Usyk, a bout that has not been seen in over 20 years.
While a date and location for this match have yet to be announced, it is sure to be a major event in the world of boxing. As for Joshua, it is difficult to predict his next move. It is likely that he will seek out a slightly easier opponent in order to get back on track and regain his winning ways.
If he is successful in this endeavor, he may then consider taking on a tougher opponent. One potential rival is Joe Joyce, who has repeatedly expressed his desire to fight Joshua, and has received the support of Fury in this pursuit.
"I don't think it will happen," Fury told IFL TV. "If it was going to happen it would have happened in December when Chisora maned up and stepped up to the plate. I can guarantee you will not see it, one hundred percent not happening, like you didn't see Calzaghe and Froch.
But I'm going to take on the man that has beaten him twice so it's irrelevant. I'm going to knock out the guy that beat him twice." "Me and Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world [is bigger], two undefeated champions not a man who has been beaten in three of his last five fights.
He doesn't bring anything to the table. In terms of money, I'll earn double the amount from Usyk than from the other sausage. I'm looking to fight Usyk, Joshua's nemesis, the man who made him cry like a little girl, 'I'm 18 stone'
So, I'm 20 stone." Regardless of who he faces next, Joshua will surely be looking to make a strong showing in the ring. It is worth noting that, while Fury has been vocal in his efforts to secure a fight with Joshua, both fighters have a number of other potential opponents on their radar as well.
As such, it remains to be seen which direction their careers will take in the coming months and years. In any case, the future of heavyweight boxing looks bright, with a number of talented fighters vying for the top spot. Whether it be Fury, Joshua, Usyk, or someone else, the competition is sure to be fierce as these boxers strive to make their mark in the sport.