Anthony Joshua could fight Deontay Wilder on his boxing return in 2023, while Eddie Hearn reveals talks with his heavyweight rival

ANTHONY JOSHUA could head straight back into a superfight with Deontay Wilder next year.

The British heavyweight superstar is taking time off to mentally recover after back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk.

Anthony Joshua could head straight back into a superfight with Deontay Wilder next year

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Anthony Joshua could head straight back into a superfight with Deontay Wilder next yearCredit: PA
Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua's team speak again

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Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua’s team speak againPhoto credit: Getty

Ahead of the rematch in August, his promoter Eddie Hearn sent Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel an invitation for talks.

Only now has Finkel reacted, leaving the door open for AJ to return against Wilder or Dillian Whyte next year.

Hearn told DAZN, “I actually emailed Shelly Finkel in August to talk about a deal and he actually replied to me yesterday.

“I invited them here to Abu Dhabi this week, they can’t come but I see the fight against Deontay Wilder is probably the second fight for Anthony Joshua to be honest but he’s ready to fight anyone .

“If he waits he can go straight into that fight, it all depends on when he comes back, if he comes back earlier in the year he will fight someone else first and if not he will go straight into the fight against Whyte or go wild.”

Wilder, 37, beat Robert Helenius, 38, in the first round of his comeback fight in October.

Meanwhile, Joshua, 33, has had to postpone his planned December return to take a break from the sport.

Should AJ fight in early 2023 he could do so against lower level opponents but if he waits a few more months he could face Whyte, 34.

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Hearn said: “I think it all depends on when AJ fights.

“If he waits until April or May he can go straight into the Dillian Whyte fight, if he fights in February he might have a warm up fight first.

“He’s coming to Abu Dhabi this week; we’re sitting down with him to plan the next step and we’re very close to finalizing that.”

Anthony Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn

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Anthony Joshua and promoter Eddie HearnCredit: GETTY

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