Joshua, full of confidence after his devastating seventh round stoppage of the fierce-hitting veteran Russian which took him to 22 fights unbeaten, said Wilder was still his preferred choice. I realized he was strong to the head but weak to the body so I was switching it up.
"It would certainly be the biggest fight in British boxing, we know that because we just had the biggest fight in British boxing with the (Wladimir) Klitschko fight (April 2017). That's why I've got to put on my dancing shoes and be sharp with my feet", said Joshua after the last face-to-face appearance between the two before they meet in the ring.
Povetkin got up but was sensibly stopped as Joshua pummeled him with punches in front of a crowd of close to 80,0000 at Wembley Stadium.
There were rumours that Joshua could fight former British heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte who, like Joshua, is signed to Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.
In an era of social media changing the way athletes connect with fans, both Wilder and Fury (who will square off December 1 on pay-per-view) are among the most captivating communicators in all of sports.
Joshua was putting his International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation belts on the line against 39-year-old Russian challenger Povetkin.
Anthony Joshua holds numerous world titles.
"We're not willing to wait until December", Hearn said.
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Povetkin remained risky with his left hook and overhand right, but Joshua increasingly gained control through his jab and in the sixth landed a short right hand from close range that the Russian did well to shrug off.
"Without that Klitschko fight - I wasn't as prepared as I am now".
But Joshua, who had a 4-inch height advantage and weighed in almost two stones heavier (246 pounds to Povetkin's 222), made better use of his jab later in the third round.
And the first round ended with Povetkin, stooping low, rocking Joshua with a right uppercut that drew blood from the champion's nose.
Povetkin again rocked Joshua with a short left hook in the third round, after he had landed a big overhand right, and the champion looked nervous.
"But good luck to both of them and may the champion bring himself to the United Kingdom, let's have a good dust-up".
28, is due to make a seventh title defense back at the same London venue on April 13 and wants a deal made with Wilder before the American has his next fight.