Anthony Joshua said he is ready to go in for a super-fight with David Haye should he win his rematch fight against Tony Bellew on Saturday.
The holder of all but one of the heavyweight belts is discussing a $50million offer to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder, but would be willing to meet Haye first if that deal continues to stall.
Haye has called out Joshua, who says: ‘He can get that work with me as well. If he or Wilder are serious they can have the fight, no problem.’ Joshua v Haye would fill Wembley Stadium to its 90,000 capacity this summer.
Joshua will be at ringside at the 02 Arena to see if Haye can gain revenge for last year’s defeat by Bellew.
He told his sponsors JD Sports: ‘Tony’s gone up to heavyweight once and won and he can do it again. He is a fighter with a heart as well as being about business.
‘I expect it to be a knockout. They’ve been in with each other before and I think they will both risk throwing big shots.’
Haye reached the 11th round of the first Bellew fight on a gruesomely ruptured achilles tendon.
Joshua offers him huge incentive to reverse that result by saying: ‘I have defended my title repeatedly for two years and I am ready to do it again.’