Just as heavy weight champion Anthony Joshua, stepped away from his latest Wembley thriller, he sent out a clarion call to the rest of the world’s heavyweights.
‘I’m ready for all of you,’ he thundered after knocking out Alexander Povetkin. ‘That includes Deontay Wilder, soon as he likes.
‘Bring on Tyson Fury. I’ll fight King Kong if he’s available. If anyone’s really ready, give Eddie Hearn a call. Come on, that’s all it takes.’
According to DailyMail Sport, a labyrinth of negotiations stands between Joshua and the fight for which the public is frothing at Wembley on April 13.
The people have spoken to AJ and asked him to Fight Wilder next. If not him, then Fury.
For the fans, a Dillian Whyte rematch is barely an after-thought, though not in the calculations of promoter Hearn.