Anthony Joshua hasn’t been in action since last December, but it’s fair to say he’s chomping at the bit to get back in the ring.
And he’s got big targets on his mind when he does, but first he needs to deal with mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.
Once he’s done that, Joshua tells Sky Sports that he wants Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
And while most fans would agree that these super fights are the ones we’ve all been waiting for, Joshua argues they wouldn’t even be the biggest names he’s had on his record.
“I’ll challenge Fury, I’ll challenge Wilder,” said Joshua.
“These guys aren’t the biggest names that I’ve fought on my record anyway. They are just another heavyweight.
“Look at my record. They are not the best fighters that I have challenged.”
“When they are ready, I’m here to fight.”
Joshua’s statement seems a strong one.
Only Wladimir Klitschko would serve as more decorated than Wilder or Fury, and the Gypsy King beat him too.
Joshua has always seemed up for the challenge but negotiations, certainly with Wilder, have always broken down.
While it’s not clear whose demands couldn’t be met, the fights never came to pass.
Now, Fury and Joshua have tentatively agreed to fight each other twice in 2021 and if both men can overcome their next challenges, then we’ve got a historic all-British heavyweight unification fight.
But Joshua asserts he’s not afraid of Fury at all.
He believes he’ll show everyone exactly what he can do against the WBC champion.
He said: “He’s [Fury] on a completely different journey. I want to steam through.
“I haven’t got fear of Fury – whether he’s got a better chin than me, a better jab than me, whether he’s all of this stuff that people say. So be it. Let me go in there and prove myself. Show you who I am and what I can do.
“I’ve fought five champions and been in two unification fights. I’m a two-time heavyweight champion in the space of 24 fights and a [seven-year] career. It shows you I am serious.
“If Fury is serious, I’ll take that fight seriously too.”