Now Joshua eyes Tyson Fury clash

Anthony Joshua is targeting a showdown with fellow undefeated Brit Tyson Fury after adding the WBA belt to his IBF title with Saturday’s win over Wladimir Klitschko.

Joshua extended his perfect record to 19 wins after climbing off the canvas to earn an 11th-round stoppage win over 69-fight veteran Klitschko in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.

The 27-year-old called Fury out immediately after his 19th straight victory inside the distance and speaking to Sky Sports News HQ from north London, Joshua insisted his domestic foe is the man the fans want to see him fight.

He told SSN HQ: "I do [think that is the fight the British public wants to see] and that's why I mentioned it because it's not as if I'm calling out someone random or drawing attention to someone random.

"I have heard and seen people talking and it seems like it is heading in that direction.

"I just like to entertain and if that's a fight that will bring entertainment to the sport again, I would love to be involved in another dust-up but this time it would be two Brits coming together."

The epic battle had everything, including four knockdowns, before referee David Fields brought the contest to a halt in the 11th round, with Klitschko unable to respond to a vicious onslaught from the London 2012 Olympic gold medallist.

Joshua said the manner of the victory was the stuff dreams are made of, insisting he could not have scripted a better ending to the pulsating clash.

"I don't just like to win, I like to win in a fashion because it adds stock to my value," he said.

"There are many ways to skin a cat. Different opponents bring different styles and that ticked the boxes from [the point of view of] entertainment, pride, and glory.

"If you'd have asked me years ago 'son, what do you want to do?', I would have said I want to be a fighter, I want to fight a legend of the sport in the biggest stadium and I want to knock him out in the later rounds after being in a war.

"That's what happened last night. It was really good. I had fun in there."

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After flooring Klitschko in the fifth round, Joshua was put down by the Ukrainian a round later after walking into a devastating right hand.

Joshua put the knockdown down to feeling jaded and says the education he received against Klitschko in the ring was absolutely priceless.

"Klitschko was a different type of fighter but I've always said I will go wherever I have to go to win a fight," he said.

"It's no problem for me. I just enjoy fighting and even when it gets tough I don't fold under pressure.

"I had 44 fights as a professional before that fight and now I feel like I have had 144 rounds of boxing. What I took from the fight is rounds upon rounds of experience and I can move forward now onto bigger and better things."

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