MX23RW : Sunday, December 16 13:37:14

Who's next for Anthony Joshua after his win against Alexander Povetkin?

Joshua has plenty of options for his April date at Wembley.

Anthony Joshua has an April 13 date to fill at Wembley Stadium for the next defence of his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles after defeating Alexander Povetkin on Saturday.

Here, Press Association Sport examines those in contention to be his next opponent.

1. The winner of Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

Wilder, the WBC champion, next defends his title against former unified champion Fury on December 1 at a US venue that will be confirmed in the coming week. The winner that evening will feel he has established himself as the world's leading heavyweight, as well as possessing the only title to so far elude Joshua.

Either against Joshua for all four world titles, to establish an undisputed champion, would become the most lucrative fight in the division.

2. The winner of Dillian Whyte v Dereck Chisora

Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora will fight again
Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora will fight again (Peter Byrne/PA)

Plans exist for a rematch between Whyte and Chisora to take place in London in December, two years after Whyte narrowly won on points in one of the fights of the year. Whyte, who defeated his bitter rival Joshua while both were amateurs, has improved significantly since then, as he most recently demonstrated by defeating Joseph Parker.

On that same July evening Chisora secured perhaps his finest win by stopping Carlos Takam. Whyte will be the favourite for if and when their rematch is made, and would prove a popular opponent having forced an entertaining fight when being knocked out by Joshua in December 2015.

3. Jarrell Miller

View this post on Instagram

I'm always WORKING NEVER FORGET IT

A post shared by JARRELL BIGBABY MILLER (@bigbabymiller) on

The undefeated American must first overcome Tomasz Adamek when they fight on October 6, but he was in contention to challenge Joshua over the summer and has since had a heated, public exchange with the champion. It is also in America where Matchroom hopes to further Joshua's reputation, so he would prove a logical opponent before the pursuit of a higher-profile fight.


Click here for more stories about Alexander Povetkin

Share this article now:
New boxing generic
Read Next:
Wilder would be my number one choice for April bout, says Anthony Joshua
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account