Anthony Joshua believes a fight between himself and Tyson Fury is 100% guaranteed to happen in 2016 whether his British rival defeats Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight championship this on Saturday night in Germany.

Joshua, 26, first has a job to do himself before he can seriously contemplate a fight with Fury. The unbeaten Watford heavyweight must overcome Brixton’s unbeaten Dillian Whyte his former amateur rival, the pair clash at the O2 Arena in London on December 12 and that is no forgone conclusion with Whyte hungry and determined to spoil the AJ gravy train.

Joshua (14-0, 14 KOs) vs Whyte (16-0, 13 KOs) is for the British heavyweight belt and should be a great battle and the winner will know by then if Fury has managed to defeat the long standing champion Klitschko and have a clearer picture of where they stand in any future potential British blockbuster.

Joshua has been quoted as saying recently that even though he predicts Fury will to lose to Klitschko at the weekend, a meeting next year between the pair is still a fight that can happen. – Lets hope it does and its for the heavyweight title!

Joshua on Fury’s chances against Klitschko?

“Fury has a great chance, but Klitschko is ten years a champion and has ex-amount of experience before that so you can’t look beyond that,” Joshua told ESPN.

“I think Klitschko will win, by stoppage potentially, but Tyson definitely has a chance.

Joshua on a potential fight with Fury?

“One hundred per cent I think me and Tyson could fight next year. People demand what they want to see and they are always coming up to me and asking when am I going to fight Fury.

“So it has to happen and of course he’s better than Dillian Whyte, more experienced.”

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