The Brit, 32, suffered a second defeat in a row and third of his professional career back in August when Oleksandr Usyk defeated him in their rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua is expected to return to the ring in December
Joshua is expected to return to the ring in DecemberCredit: Getty
Wallin’s only defeat in 25 professional bouts came against Fury
Wallin’s only defeat in 25 professional bouts came against Fury.
Joshua’s loss left him without any world heavyweight title belts as Usyk retained his IBF, WBA and WBO straps, while Fury holds the WBC.
Yet despite his poor bargaining position, AJ was surprisingly offered the chance to fight Fury in an all-British clash on December 3.
Joshua agreed to a 60/40 split in favour of The Gypsy King, but negotiations then broke down after Fury set a deadline for the fight to be signed.
When it wasn’t, he declared he was moving on to other opponents.
Speaking to iDBoxing, the Swedish heavyweight, 31, said: “They’ve been in touch, Dmitry [Salita] and Eddie Hearn have talked about it.
“I don’t know what the latest is now, but I know they’ve spoken before about it and I think Dmitry was told that they were going to wait for the Fury and Joshua negotiations.
“I haven’t got any update lately, but I would love that fight, that would be really good for me I think and I know Joshua pretty well, he knows me and that would be a good fight.”
Joshua’s expected return date is December 17 as he searches for a first win in two years.
He has lost three of his last five fights – with wins against Andy Ruiz Jr and Kubrat Pulev coming among defeats to Ruiz and Usyk twice.
Wallin has a record of 24 wins and one defeat – with that blemish coming against Fury.
His best victories have come against the likes of Travis Kauffman and Dominic Breazeale.