5. Malik Scott
The American threw his name into the hat while in London as a part of Whyte’s team, even approaching Joshua after the fight was over.
The American has suffered stoppage defeats to Deontay Wilder and Dereck Chisora – both in strange circumstances – but a recent win over Tony Thompson has made Scott somewhat of a gatekeeper for fighters looking to crack the world scene.
Scott is a decent heavyweight with sound skills although his propensity to be gun-shy could make him an easy target for Joshua.