“There’s a lot of issues there. You know, I know he’s been saying they’re negotiating, they’re not really negotiating. If you call exchanging an email with Deontay Wilder’s manager a negotiation, that’s, in my opinion, that’s a stretch of the definition.

“Yes, there’s been contact. And that’s good because as I have said before, there’s never anything wrong with communication. But there’s a lot of issues to making that fight.”

In terms of other potential opponents, Otto Wallin and Dillian Whyte are more likely options for Joshua when he makes his ring return.

Wallin is waiting patiently for news of his next assignment, while Whyte faces American Jermaine Franklin on Saturday at Wembley Arena.

There is of course also the possibility that Joshua could take a warm-up fight instead.

For now, though, we’ll have to wait and see until Joshua makes an announcement regarding his next opponent.