The heavyweight division, often a warped landscape, was thrown into chaos this week when it was announced Jarrell Miller, scheduled to tackle Joshua on June 1, had recorded an 'adverse finding' in a drugs test, Sky Sports reported.
Subsequently suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission, Miller's imminent date with Joshua is seemingly thwarted with a ton of potential candidates stating their case to replace the volatile Brooklynite.
Dillian Whyte, Joe Joyce, Manuel Charr, and Adam Kownacki are a handful of names dragged through boxing's rumor mangle in the days since the Miller's situation was announced.
But the man who everyone wants to see Joshua fight, WBC world champion Deontay Wilder, has not been mentioned as he prepares for a May 18 defense against fellow American, Dominic Breazeale.
Although he will not be in the opposite corner of AJ this summer, Wilder is insistent that the fight is destined to happen.
"Believe me, this fight is going to happen," roared a jovial Wilder from his Alabama training camp hours after the Miller bombshell dropped.
"There will come a day, a day real soon, when there can only be one.
"The heavyweight division belongs to me and I've known that for a very long time now, but I'm not satisfied with what I've achieved so far.
"I want every single belt, I want to be the undisputed champion, and I want the day to come when there can only be one king and that man will be Deontay Wilder."
After entertaining boxing's masses throughout 2018 with stunning performances against Cuban danger man Luis Ortiz and lineal champion Tyson Fury, Wilder's stock rose at an astronomical rate as he went all out to prove Americans have a heavyweight to make them proud.