Anthony Joshua has called out WBC title-holder Tyson Fury to "redeem himself" by agreeing to fight him in an all-British bout.
The 33-year-old, who is billed to face American Jermaine Franklin on Saturday in his first bout in 2023, believes that the fight between him and Fury is long overdue.
"There's no better time to get Fury in the ring than now because he needs me to redeem himself from this circus. This letdown.
"He needs me so there's no better time than for him to call my name out and I'm someone that will take on any challenge."
Talks between Joshua and his British rival over a fight were held last year following successive losses to Oleksandr Usyk, but nothing materialized as the pair couldn't reach an agreement, prompting Fury to fight Derek Chisora at Wembley Stadium in December instead.
Fury then went into talks with the WBO, WBA (Super) and IBF champion Usyk for the first undisputed heavyweight contest since 1999.
But unfortunately, negotiations broke down last week as both parties announced an agreement could not be reached due to disagreements over the terms of a potential rematch.
“It’s not my position to slate or slag anyone off," Joshua told Steve Bunce on 5 Live Boxing.
"I’m pretty sure that fight [Fury v Usyk] will happen because I feel like there could potentially be a method to the madness.
“If, number one, I was in that position [and] didn’t take that fight, how would people treat me?
“And number two, if I didn’t take that fight what would Fury have to say about me?
"So I’m not going to stoop to that level.
“I respect everyone that steps into the ring.
"But I just sometimes think some people should watch their mouths a bit."