Anthony Joshua celebrates his September victory over Alexander Povetkin
Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight crown against Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles a week on Saturday.
The victor of the fight will put themselves in pole position for a multi-million-pound unification bout with Joshua, the owner of the WBA Super, WBO, IBF and IBO titles.
And Joshua has revealed he plans on facing the winner of Wilder vs Fury and unifying the heavyweight division by the end of 2019.
Joshua declared his intention to become the division’s first undisputed ruler since Lennox Lewis in posts on his Twitter and Instagram pages last night.
Alongside a picture of himself, he wrote: “Unified the heavyweight division twice in 22 fights.
“Watch me become Undisputed Heavyweight Champion in 2019! Stay Hungry.”
Joshua’s next outing will take place at Wembley on April 13.
It’s highly unlikely the winner of Wilder vs Fury will go toe-to-toe with ‘AJ’ next April due to the short turnaround they’d have to perform to get ready for the fight.
Anthony Joshua revealed his plans to unify the heavyweight division on Instagram and Twitter
Watch me become Undisputed Heavyweight Champion in 2019!
Wilder is relishing the opportunity to get his hands on Fury, the current lineal heavyweight champion, and believes their showdown will determine who’s the man in the division.
“In my true honest opinion, I feel whoever wins this can call themselves the best heavyweight champion in the world,” the American said. “Let’s face it, we don’t have to keep going over this over and over again about Anthony Joshua, they had their opportunity, they had their chance.
“They had their chance to prove and see was he the goods or was he spoiled milk?
“They didn’t want to accept that challenge because they already know what I possess, they know my mindset and what I’m able to do and they know that he’s not on that level.
Anthony Joshua will plans on facing the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury next year
“Of course he beat the guys that they put in front of him and tried to hype the media like things was going so big and would it really work?
“You wonder why the network or whatever they fight on, the numbers are not public knowledge because then you can just make up numbers and people will believe whatever.”
Should a unification fight with Wilder fail to come to fruition, Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn will turn their attention to a rematch with Dillian Whyte.
“It depends on the Wilder fight really,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
Anthony Joshua has celebrates his September victory over Alexander Povetkin
“I think if the Wilder fight doesn’t happen, then we could go [Dillian] Whyte, if he beats [Dereck] Chisora, and then [Oleksandr] Usyk after that, but a lot depends on what Usyk wants to do, and whether he feels like he’s ready.
“I think the AJ fight is a very, very, very tough fight for Usyk.
“AJ is very fast, and he’s very mobile, and I think Usyk will do better against slower heavyweights, who aren’t as mobile.
“But it’s going to end up being a monster fight at some point.”