Anthony Joshua believes a fight with former world champion Tyson Fury is a possibility, and claimed promoter Eddie Hearn has begun discussions about it.

Joshua retained his IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight titles with a 10th-round stoppage-win over Carlos Takam in Cardiff on Saturday.

The 28-year-old said he was keen on fighting fellow Briton Fury, whose licence was suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control after he relinquished his two world titles last year to focus on overcoming his mental health problems.

"It's Anthony Joshua versus the world right now, I have got to fight them all," he told Sky Sports.

"Eddie is right, as a promoter it works well for him, it works well for me and I think it works well for people who want to watch me and Fury get it on.

"I wish him the best of luck with what he's going through because we need to see him back in the ring. Eddie has been on the phone to Tyson, trying to make things happen and support his cause."

Fury, who has a 25-0 record, was also charged with a rule violation by UK Anti-Doping after a urine sample from February, 2015 showed traces of the banned stimulant nandrolone. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Joshua understands he must also fulfil his obligations with regard to mandatory fights as a champion against opponents including New Zealand's Joseph Parker and American Deontay Wilder.

"At the minute, the fighters who are closer on a championship level are the likes of Parker and Wilder," Joshua added.

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury has claimed that the bout against Joshua would be match for Muhammad Ali's epic 'Rumble in the Jungle' clash with George Foreman, which took place in 1974.

Fury posted an image of the two all-time great combatants on Instagram, along with the caption: "This is what's to come!

"The old champ coming back to fight a man who every1 thinks will ko me, same as Ali vs Foreman the stylish Ali vs the mummy Foreman! We all know what happens in this fight!

"I know you all got me whooped, but I will not lay down or be afraid of some muscles & I have the mentality of a winner a man who has never lost a fight."

Fury, who is still waiting for a final ruling from UK Anti-Doping on a suspended drugs ban after the hearing was adjourned in July, also laid down the gauntlet to WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

He added: "A true champion coming back to claim his thrown, This is my era they are from my time, I must destroy them.

"AJ & Wilder I'm coming back for you pair my mission is seek & destroy the only thing on my mind is destruction who ever gets in my way will be dealt with accordingly.

"There's only 1 winner & that's the fans! Let's make the heavyweights great again, fight the best in the division."