World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua is already looking beyond this weekend's title defence against Kubrat Pulev, calling out fellow Brit Tyson Fury for a unification bout next year.
Fury has twice pulled out of fight against him, and the current IBF, WBA and WBO beltholder says he is ready for his rival, but only if he will 100 percent commit to the meeting.
"Imagine I'm set to fight Fury in three months, then two weeks before the fight he pulls out," Joshua tells BBC 5 Live Sport. "This is the type of character I'm dealing with."
"So I'm just going to bide my time and when he is ready, he knows where I am.
"I'm keen. I'm a straight shooter and I don't mess around.
"The longer he leaves it, the worse it is for him, so he wants to come to me now, because I'm still developing and learning."
After planning to attend on Sunday (NZ time), Fury has now announced he won't be ringside.
Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, is also focused on getting the Fury fight on the books and feels it isn't far away from being confirmed.
"I am as close to 100 percent as I can be that the Fury fight will happen, if AJ wins on Saturday," Hearn says.
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