Anthony Joshua has hit out at Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder as the trio continue to trash talk ahead of a potential match-up.
Joshua has begun negotiating with Wilder about a possible unification bout later this year.
The Brit also wants to take on Fury, once the self-proclaimed “Gypsy King” returns to full fitness following a drugs ban.
However, no fights have yet been agreed and Joshua claims to be tired of exchanging verbal threats and would rather “meet face-to-face.”
The 28-year-old only needs to add the WBC belt to his collection to unify the entire heavyweight division.
And he wants to ramp up the negotiations over the coming weeks instead of trading verbal tirades.
“I think when you’re a fighter you can’t let certain things slide,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
“When you’re hearing it constantly you have to let it just slide off your back.
“Even though I try to keep it professional and I don’t want to bite back, at the same time I’ve got the fighting instinct in me.
“You know how it is, sometimes you have got to give as good as you can get.
“It’s a tough one but I would rather do it face-to-face. That is what I’m waiting for.
“I hope for Tyson Fury’s return so that he can fight soon.
“And with Wilder, we are looking at negotiations and hopefully we can get that going.
“It will be good when we come face-to-face.”