Rising Heavyweight hope Anthony Joshua has voiced his desire to face former WBA king David Haye in an all British mega fight in the future.

Joshua, 26, is currently undefeated in 14 professional outings, with all victories coming via knockout.

The Watford man openly discussed the potential fight at the pre-fight press conference for his Saturday night encounter with Dillian Whyte – a sizeable obstacle he must first negotiate before any talks can proceed.

Speaking on Haye, Joshua said: “some time, down the line, our paths will cross – whatever it’s for. You’ve got two great athletes. This is where you heard it first.”

Haye, who will be working for SKY television as a pundit during the Joshua-Whyte pay per view battle; was similarly optimistic on the prospect of the fight.

“Hopefully, I get through my fight and he gets through his fights, then without a doubt our paths are going to pass very shortly – a world title, eliminator for a world title” stated Haye.