Joshua focused on the present

After an epic year of boxing for Anthony Joshua, the Briton is doing his best to not look too far past his next two opponents.

Joshua holds the IBF, British, Commonwealth, and WBC heavyweight titles. Stellar performances against Charles Martin and Dominic Breazeale in 2016 have seen the British scrapper grow from a national hero to an international icon.

There have been many calling for a showdown between Joshua and one of the heavyweight divisions biggest names. However, the man himself is not getting carried away and is simply trying to take it one fight at a time.

Joshua next fights an unconfirmed opponent on the 26th of November. Thereafter he is expected to meet with Joseph Parker who is the IBF mandatory challenger. In 2017 there is speculation that he will compete is his toughest bout to date.

Asked about big-name battles with either Fury, Haye or Wilder, Joshua said recently: "They are all happening of course, next year it seems. But I've got to get this fight out of the way in November, and then I'm going to fight Parker, and then that leads me into a summer showdown.

"I can only fight what is in front of me, but these guys are hard to ignore, they are heavyweights, so their names are always ringing bells.

"I kind of focus on my own stuff really and then when people come into my territory, I've got to fight them away and that's what we do every time fight night happens."