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Joshua: Haye Should Wait His Turn

Top British boxer, Anthony Joshua has asked David Haye to wait his turn, as he is not in his top three potential opponents.

Haye, who is recovering from an injured Achilles sustained in March’s defeat to Tony Bellew, is still targeting a fight with Joshua and told Sky Sports: “I will find a way to beat that giant, he is 10 years younger, three inches taller and three stone bigger and I love and relish that kind of challenge.”

The undefeated 19-fight veteran is set to defend his IBF and WBA ‘super’ belts against Kubrat Pulev in Cardiff come October 28 and does not take Haye seriously.

“People are more relevant for calling people out than for actually fighting,” Joshua told Sky Sports.

“If we fight, you’ll hear all sorts from me about Haye. For now, I wish him a speedy recovery.

“It would be great if him and Bellew fight again. Once he gets that out of the way, if it happens, then he can focus on other players in the heavyweight division.

“Haye isn’t in my top three [potential opponents]. My mandatory is Pulev, then Luis Ortiz, then I can start looking out to see what other options I have.”

Asked about facing Wilder, Joshua said: “It’s being talked about in America and in the UK.

“Wilder is 38-0 with 37 knockouts, he’s been pro for nine years since 2008 so experience is the best teacher. He’s had loads of that.

“As I move forwards with my career, I’m learning. Every week, every month, every year that this fight gets put on the backburner, I’m maturing as a fighter.

“It will happen, it’s just a matter of when.

“I don’t know if we need to go to Vegas. It’s a fight that demands a lot of seats, and the UK has a lot of space.”

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