3. Joseph Parker

The promising New Zealander went one further than Pulev in betraying the WBC by fighting in an IBF FINAL eliminator, in which he outpointed a dangerous Carlos Takam. The win proved the 24-year-old can mix at the top level, and a fight with work-in-progress Wilder would be fascinating.

He looks as though he is going to stick on his route to Joshua, though seems dead-set on becoming a world champion, so wouldn’t sniff at a chance at Wilder’s belt.