Who We’d Like To See Joshua Face Next

5 Most likely next opponents:

  1. Dereck Chisora 13% – Sauerland Promotion have a history of providing Matchroom with opponents for Pay Per View events and the timing of the Chisora signing seems to be in keeping with a strategy of continuing to do so.
  2. Shannon Briggs 10% – considering he is staying at a Premier Inn (or whatever) it’s a given Briggs wouldn’t cost much to bring in as an opponent that the idiot demographic would lap up based solely on his cretinous ‘trash talking’. If Dillian Whyte is anything to go by there appears to be no fear on the side of the forces behind Joshua to match the £65 million man with known & proven drug cheats so Briggs is in luck.
  3. Jarrell Miller 8% – interesting fellow who might not have faced much in the way of elite boxers but has faced legendary MMA fighter & kickboxer Mirko Filipović twice in kickboxing matches (losing on points each time). He also holds an amateur kickboxing win over ex-UFC fighter Pat Barry. Miller has weighed as much as 283½ lbs for his boxing fights and despite the lack of pedigree he enjoys in boxing & the lack of a deal with Al Haymon stranger things have happened…inclusion this high is largely based on an industry insider tip.
  4. David Haye 8% – interesting one to say the least. Haye says he’s ready to fight someone with a pulse but his recent choice of opponent has brought that into serious question. Haye will be desperate for the payday but this is Hearn’s gift to give & one questions why he’d move in this direction voluntarily.
  5. David Price 7% – a fighter who has only ever lost to drugs cheats but one whose public image has suffered severely from those three knockout losses. Another Sauerland project – if one in need of rebuilding ASAP.

And by next bout I mean AJ’s next fight – not necessarily the opponent’s next bout:

  1. Tyson Fury Appeal of Bout: 97/100. Chances it happens next 3%. Pay expectation: £5 million plus.
  2. Wladimir Klitschko Appeal of Bout: 90/100. Chances it happens next 2%. Pay expectation: £7 million plus.
  3. Deontay Wilder Appeal of Bout: 86/100. Chances it happens next 4%. Pay expectation: £3 million plus.
  4. Joseph Parker Appeal of Bout: 82/100. Chances it happens next 5%. Pay expectation: £1 million plus.
  5. David Haye Appeal of Bout: 79/100. Chances it happens next 8%. Pay expectation: £3 million plus.
  6. Dereck Chisora Appeal of Bout: 69/100. Chances it happens next 13%. Pay expectation: £2 million plus.
  7. David Price Appeal of Bout: 68/100. Chances it happens next 7%. Pay expectation: £1.5 million plus.
  8. Shannon Briggs Appeal of Bout: 60/100. Chances it happens next 10%. Pay expectation: £195,000 plus.
  9. Hughie Fury Appeal of Bout: 59/100. Chances it happens next 2%. Pay expectation: £800,000 plus.
  10. Alexander Povetkin Appeal of Bout: 56/100. Chances it happens next 4%. Pay expectation: £3.5 million plus.
  11. Antonio Tarver Appeal of Bout: 56/100. Chances it happens next 3%. Pay expectation: £2 million plus.
  12. Bermane Stiverne Appeal of Bout: 51/100. Chances it happens next 5%. Pay expectation: £1.25 million plus.
  13. Kubrat Pulev Appeal of Bout: 39/100. Chances it happens next 1%. Pay expectation: £725,000 plus.
  14. Robert Helenius Appeal of Bout: 35/100. Chances it happens next 2%. Pay expectation: £575,000 plus.
  15. Chris Arreola Appeal of Bout: 34/100. Chances it happens next 4%. Pay expectation: £450,000 plus.
  16. Mike Perez Appeal of Bout: 34/100. Chances it happens next 2%. Pay expectation: £250,000 plus.
  17. Bryant Jennings Appeal of Bout: 33/100. Chances it happens next 3%. Pay expectation: £250,000 plus.
  18. Carlos Takam Appeal of Bout: 33/100. Chances it happens next 2%. Pay expectation: £450,000 plus.
  19. Steve Cunningham Appeal of Bout: 33/100. Chances it happens next 1%. Pay expectation: £250,000 plus.
  20. Luis Ortiz Appeal of Bout: 32/100. Chances it happens next 2%. Pay expectation: £450,000 plus.
  21. Malik Scott Appeal of Bout: 32/100. Chances it happens next 2%. Pay expectation: £450,000 plus.
  22. Vyacheslav Glazkov Appeal of Bout: 31/100. Chances it happens next 2%. Pay expectation: £350,000 plus.
  23. Lucas Browne Appeal of Bout: 29/100. Chances it happens next 1%. Pay expectation: £250,000 plus.
  24. Dominic Breazeale Appeal of Bout: 26/100. Chances it happens next 2%. Pay expectation: £250,000 plus.
  25. Jarrell Miller Appeal of Bout: 18/100. Chances it happens next 8%. Pay expectation: £200,000 plus.

Appeal of a bout against anyone else not on this list: 22/100. Chances it happens next 8%.