David Haye has given Anthony Joshua "little" chance" of beating Tyson Fury after his victory over Deontay Wilder.
The 'Gypsy King' retained his belts in destructive fashion, dismissing his now three-time rival in the eleventh round.
And he was forced to return to his feet, after being dropped twice by the single shot power of Wilder earlier in the contest.
But after his victory, Haye is confident that Fury would also dispatch of Joshua in any highly-anticipated heavyweight meeting.
"I think from the strength of that performance, it would be very tough for AJ," Haye told BT Sport.
"Having watched AJ’s last performance against Usyk, the shots that Fury took down the pipe from Wilder, he was able to get back up and rough him up.
"The fact that AJ stood at range with Usyk having a boxing match… is AJ going to beat Fury in a boxing match? I don’t believe so."
Fury's latest victory represented another historic milestone in his career, and his second consecutive victory against the American.
And the spectacle between the pair was one of the classics of the modern era, with both men going down during the fight.
Wilder was down first in the third round, but quickly responded in the following stanza with a double knockdown.
This saw Fury go into the halfway of an intriguing battle behind on the scorecards, but the tides quickly turned.
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And the 33-year-old smashed his way to glory in the eleventh, finishing his opponent with a choreographed right-hand.
His team and trainer celebrated, with calls that he could be one of the greatest heavyweights of the modern era.
And it is currently hard to disagree, but further tests await the lineal champion including a potential mandatory challenge.
And the challenger is none other than domestic rival Dillian Whyte, who has been awaiting a shot with the WBC for a long period.
Fury's promoter Bob Arum previously proposed the fight could be staged in the UK, and now looks increasingly likely after last night's events.
“I don’t know I haven’t spoken to Mauricio yet we will have to see,” Arum told IFL TV previous to the trilogy. “I assume you are talking about Dillian Whyte who is the number one contender.
"And that could be a big, big fight for Tyson, particularly if we held it in UK. That is not out of the question, Dillian Whyte is a capable heavyweight and a fight against Tyson Fury or Wilder whoever wins would be a very interesting fight.”
Fury included Whyte on his five-fight wishlist which now looks more realistic after his win over the 'Bronze Bomber'.
But he could face a wait to take on Anthony Joshua in a mega-fight, with the 31-year-old needing to turn around a comprehensive defeat against Oleskandr Usyk.
Wilder is currently in hospital after the trilogy, and now faces an uncertain period in his career having suffered another damaging blow to his professional record.
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