Amir Khan has advised Anthony Joshua to be wary about fighting Tyson Fury or David Haye and believes the heavyweight is still two years from his peak.
Joshua knocked out Charles Martin within two rounds last month to claim the IBF heavyweight title and will make his first defence against Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena in London next month.
Should the 26-year-old extend his unbeaten record, then a fight against Fury or Haye has been mooted, but Khan does not want to see the former Olympic champion rushed.
“It’s a good situation we have with Joshua and Fury, and then Haye too. But I feel like Eddie Hearn is pushing him a bit fast,” he told The Independent. “You have to remember he’s a world champion now so people will be expecting him to fight the top names in boxing. David Haye would be too soon for him and there’s talk of that.
“David has been a world champion and he’s very dangerous. Those are the big fights people want to see and to keep hold of a world title is very hard.
“I think Haye and Fury both beat Joshua at the moment but give it another two years and I think Joshua will be on fire and very hard to beat.”