Tyson Fury predicts his former opponent would destroy Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder were locked in talks to fight in 2017 and 2018 but the fight never happened after negotiations collapsed.

British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has predicted Deontay Wilder would destroy Anthony Joshua if the pair ever met.

Fury - who defeated the American for a second time inside the distance to retain his WBC title in Las Vegas to end an epic trilogy battle - will face Dillian Whyte next.

Planet Sport has been told it will take place on April 23 with Wembley Stadium poised to host the domestic dust-up.

Joshua is preparing to face Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch this year and if he can avenge his defeat, he'll become a three-time heavyweight ruler.

It stopped any chance of determining the first undisputed champion in the division since Lennox Lewis next - as well as the collapse of an all-British showdown between Fury and Joshua for this year.

Usyk - now a two-division world champion - could face Fury in the second half of 2022 as long as both win their upcoming fights.

At one stage, Joshua was in talks to face Wilder in a heavyweight unification clash only for it to stall in 2017 and 2018. Between them, they held all four major world titles.

Fury, a long-term arch-rival of Joshua, has backed 'the Bronze Bomber' to win if he and AJ ever come to blows.

"I'd say @BronzeBomber would KO the bum inside 3 rounds," Fury wrote, backing Wilder to finish "AJ".

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