Anthony Joshua plots to call out Tyson Fury if he knocks out Jermaine Franklin

Anthony Joshua might just have the name of Tyson Fury on his lips should he impress against Jermaine Franklin – but not if the fight turns out to be close.

Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has outlined three possibilities in the heavyweight's future ahead of his London contest on Saturday evening, depending on what happens in the ring.

Should he win in style then a huge title fight could be on the cards – but he could fancy another tune-up or even retire should things go badly at The O2.

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"I think the nature of the victory will be important. If he looks sensational, I think he’s going to be calling out Tyson Fury and he’s going to be calling out Deontay Wilder," Hearn told the Daily Mail.

"If he struggles to a win, he might want one more under his new coach Derrick James first.

"You’re always under pressure from the public to make the big fights but I would like to see him gel with that new trainer."

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Joshua, now has a professional record of 24-3 following a unanimous decision defeat against Oleksandr Usyk in September of 2021, followed by a split decision loss in August.

The 33-year-old is looking to build his way up to being a three-time champion by beating Franklin, who lost for the first time in his career against Dillian Whyte in November.

Joshua told the media that week that should he slip-up and fail to win his 28th professional bout, that it could be his last appearance in the ring.

"I will. I will retire if I lose," he said. "I'm not here to battle people. If people want me to retire I will retire. I'm not going to fight if people don't want me too. It's not even about the money. It's about the competitor in you.

"That's what's important. It comes with the business and it comes with the territory, I know that. I know when I am retired, I am gonna be chilling."


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