Anthony Joshua is focused on winning the World Boxing Council (WBC) title according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.
Joshua presently holds the International Boxing Federation (IBF), International Boxing Organization (IBO), World Boxing Association (WBA) and the World Boxing Organization (WBO) belts.
The 30-year-old want to add the WBC title currently held by Tyson Fury to his honour.
“Looking at the bigger undisputed picture, all Joshua wants is the WBC title“, Hearn said.
It might take a while before Joshua have a shot at the title. Fury has a triology fight against Deontay Wilder which a date to their fight has yet to be confirmed though December 19 has been set tentatively.
Should he emerge victorious, he has a mandatory defense against WBC interim champion Dillian Whyte who must beat Alexander Povetkin on Saturday to retain his status as a challenger.
Hearn however believes Joshua isn’t faze about whoever comes his way, all that matters is unifying the belts.
“He was never worried if it came against Wilder or Fury. Whoever owns that belt is who Joshua will face for the undisputed championship.
“We know the winner of Saturday’s fight will be ordered to face the winner of Fury vs Wilder. If Fury does not want to fight Whyte, then Whyte will be elevated to champion from interim champion. Now I do not like that.
“But what will happen? Joshua will fight Whyte straight away for the undisputed championship. You always want to fight a champion but if Fury refuses to do a fight that has been ordered by the WBC, then he will be stripped of his title. Then Whyte will be fighting for the undisputed championship.
“Whyte has had the bad end of the stick for a long time but could end up, if he’s successful, fighting Joshua for the undisputed championship. So this is massive for him.”
Joshua will face Kubrat Pulev in a mandatory fight at the end of the year in defense of all titles he currently hold.