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Heavyweight contender Shannon Briggs is targeting Tyson Fury for a battle of former world champions - once they have eliminated their respective suspensions. 'It'll be great to see him's a fight that people want to see and provided he's back it's a fight I'll make happen'.

The 29-year-old Mancunian will first have to shed much of the weight he's accrued during his hiatus, but when asked of his potential comeback bout, his trainer and uncle suggested it might come sooner than expected.

"I had spent the last three-and-a-half months training for this last guy, so there was no talk of me ever fighting you up until he had a fight. It's seems like this is the grand finale".

"In our fight you couldn't land any punches and I made you miss and really played games in there".

"At the minute, I'm a prospect, and I know what the future holds, but I'll just keep a lid on all this for now because we've still got so far to go".

"I've always done my business in the gym, I'll give them a little bit on social media and that, I've always handled my business in the negotiation room behind closed doors, when things are done I announce them".

"My target is Tyson Fury".

WBO champion Josep Parker has been touted as a possible opponent for Joshua if he decides not to fight WBC title holder Wilder.

And everything's in his favour right now, with Matchroom boss Barry Hearn predicting he'll become a billionaire before too long.

"I look forward to resuming my career in the UK", Briggs added. I'm this, I'm that - when I haven't got it.

"Sometimes there's a lot more I could say".

Joshua has a temperament to deal with the multimillion deals, the endorsements but without his close-knit entourage behind him, he knows it would be hard to keep on track with everyone wanting a piece of him.

Anthony Joshua is confident he will fight Deontay Wilder next year if the American's camp are realistic with their demands. "(But) even though there's a lot of talk - in reality, it isn't going to be like Joseph Parker, Wilder and Tyson Fury all in one year".