ANTHONY JOSHUA is eyeing a 2023 fight with Tyson Fury once his great rival completes a trilogy with old pal Derek Chisora.
AJ was initially offered a shock December 3 title shot, which led to some wishful talks between the opposing camps.
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Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora ahead of their trilogy fightRichard Pelham / The Sun
Alas, no deal was struck and Chisora instead received the right to welcome Fury back to the ring this Saturday, despite his two prior losses.
Joshua currently manages the British heavyweight veteran but still holds out hope of finally fighting the 34-year-old Gypsy King.
He told iD Boxing: “Well, on my behalf, I would like the opportunity. Because the longer we leave it, it’s not good for anyone.
“So, yeah, I would like the opportunity. Good luck with his next fight if he comes through.
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“Then I think he’s going to go onto undisputed, and then I’ll be fighting somebody else.
“Then hopefully, we both come victorious, and then we look to fight each other.”
Chisora, 38, proved an unpopular choice for Fury’s return, due to the one-sided nature of his 2011 and 2014 beatings.
But the two-time champion had little other pay-per-view worthy options as Oleksandr Usyk, 35, ruled himself out of a unification until 2023.
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Joshua, 33, could be in attendance for Chisora’s shot at glory at Tottenham, should he postpone a Stateside training trip.
But he is backing his Finchley Amateur Boxing team-mate all the way.
He said: “It’s not like a little task. It’s not just another day in the office. It’s is the heavyweight championship of the world, so I wish him well.
“You’ve got Tyson Fury defending his heavyweight championship of the world.
“People may think Tyson Fury is the No1 heavyweight, and it might be easy for him, but he has to take it very seriously because this is history.
“He’s defending one of the most prestigious belts in heavyweight history, and I wish them both well.”
GettyAnthony Joshua has signed Dereck Chisora to his management stable[/caption]