British heavyweight Dereck Chisora expects Anthony Joshua to come calling

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora

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British heavyweight Dereck Chisora believes that Anthony Joshua will try to arrange a meeting in the summer if he beats IBF champion Charles Martin.

Joshua will compete for his first world title when he steps into the ring with the American at London’s O2 Arena on April 9.

The 26-year-old currently boasts a perfect record since turning professional, having won all 15 bouts while only going past three rounds on one occasion.

Chisora and Joshua looked destined to arrange a meeting earlier this year but failed to agree terms and subsequently both looked elsewhere.

The 32-year-old will face Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev for the European belt later this year, while Joshua landed on his feet with a shot at Martin.

Chisora is certain that he remains on course to clash with Joshua in 2016 and hopes they can get negotiations back on track if they both come through their next fights.

He said: “It’s always going to be there. When he wins, he’s going to ask to fight me or David Haye.

“It’s always going to be there. It’s a fight which none of us can hide away from but it has to be on great terms for both parties.”

David Haye’s return to the ring in January has sparked talk that he is interested in a future meeting with Joshua, however WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury looks a more likely opponent.

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