DEONTAY WILDER is at a career crossroads after being destroyed by Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight.
The Bronze Bomber was KOd in the eleventh-round of their epic clash at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Despite knocking the Gypsy King down twice in the fourth, he ran out of steam and was pummelled by the Brit.
It comes after a bruising lose previously and a draw before that as their feud finally came to an end.
But what's next for the 35-year-old former Olympian after two career-sapping defeats on the bounce?
SunSport looks at five possible opponents for the American slugger if he decides not to retire.
Joshua is all-set to face Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch next year after losing his belts last month.
Promoter Eddie Hearn claims he has already triggered his contract clause, but that has not been confirmed by the governing bodies yet.
What if the Brit and Wilder were finally were to get it on with both off the back of losses and the winner taking on the Fury against Usyk victor?
ANDY RUIZ JR
Since losing his world title in a rematch to Joshua in 2019, Ruiz Jr has fought just the once.
That was a fight with Mexican Chris Arreola, which he eventually won via unanimous decision.
A fight with Wilder – also a boxer who comes forward throwing bombs – seems like a potential fight of the year candidate.
If Whyte comes through a tough fight against Otto Wallin on 30 October, he will be mandatory to fight Fury.
The Brixton man has had topsy-turvy run to get his shot at the Gypsy King, following a loss to Alexander Povetkin.
But the Fury could look elsewhere, and with Whyte and Wilder two men who slug it out, it would make for a fan friendly encounter.
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Joyce showed he is a force in the division after destroying up-and-coming banger Daniel Dubois last year.
He went on to beat Carlos Takam and is the mandatory for Usyk's WBO belt – who is tied up with a Joshua rematch.
At 36 years old, the former Olympian hasn't got long left, so a make-or-break fight with Wilder makes sense.
Hrgovic is an up-and-coming unbeaten star and seen as one of the dominant forces of the future.
The Croat is 13-0, but has not stepped up the world class level that he needs to take his career to the next step.
A fight with Wilder – off the back of a loss – works for both men. Its sink of swim for either.
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