IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin has revealed he would be interested in taking on Tyson Fury if he can find a way past Anthony Joshua in April.
Martin claimed the vacant IBF belt with a third-round TKO victory over Ukrainian Vzacheslav Glazkov in January and will make his first defence against Joshua.
The unbeaten American will travel to London’s O2 Arena to face the promising Brit, fighting outside of his home nation for the first time in his career.
The 29-year-old currently boasts an unbeaten record having won 23 of his 24 trips to the ring, while drawing on one occasion against the Mexican Alvaro Morales in 2013.
The heavyweight believes that a meeting with Fury, who had to vacate the IBF belt following his victory over Wladimir Klitschko, would be a real test of credentials.
‘Prince’ Charles insists that he is not looking to dodge big fights just to retain his strap and hopes to take on the best in the division, with Fury next on his list after the exciting Joshua.
Martin said: “There is a handful of great fighters in every era. We are that bunch. In order to be considered a great champion, you’ve got to have great opponents, so that’s where they come into play.
“I’m not here to win a world title and waste my time with defences that everybody knows I can beat – one-sided fights.”