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At this point, one of the most anticipated contests in world boxing is a heavyweight title unification bout between champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.

Before that can take place, however, the two men must deal with their current contenders — Kubrat Pulev for Joshua and a third bout with Deontay Wilder for Fury. While some would rather see those fights scrapped in order for Joshua versus Fury to take place sooner rather than later, Fury himself says he won’t be looking past the hard-hitting Wilder when they do meet.

“If I get knocked out by Deontay Wilder, then it won’t be on, will it,” Fury said, speaking to Sky Sports.

“It will be another fight with Wilder and so forth and so on. If [Joshua] loses to Pulev, so close, but so far away. In heavyweight boxing, you can never count your chickens before they hatch, so one fight at a time. One victory at a time.

“All going well, god willing, we get on the big fight with me and Joshua, the all-British showdown and I can give the fans what they want to see, especially the British fans. It will be the biggest fight since I believe Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno. It was a while ago, Cardiff Arms Park.”