Joseph Parker offers Anthony Joshua rematch if he beats the world champion

  • Joseph Parker offers Anthony Joshua rematch if he beats the world champion

Joseph Parker offers Anthony Joshua rematch if he beats the world champion

"[Trainer] Brendan Ingle once said, it's easy to beat Tyson Fury, very, very easy".

Fury is set to make his return to the ring in the coming months, having seen his ban backdated and his licence reinstated, all while shedding the considerable weight he'd put on since his last outing.

The half-hour interview is sure to add to what is already a significant amount of hype around what is the first meeting of two undefeated heavyweight champions since 1987. "Our number one goal is to fight Joshua and unify the division but if we can't get him, yes, we would fight Fury".

And while many boxing fans are turning their attention to a possible Joshua v Wilder unification fight later in the year, even Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn is issuing a word of warning about the threat Parker poses.

Hearn said: "There have been a lot of rumours that he will join up with us".

Joshua and Wilder could fight on the same card before their lucrative clash in December
Joshua and Wilder could fight on the same card before their lucrative clash in December

"As a heavyweight world champion and a major star in world boxing, [Joshua] should box over here at some stage", he told Sky Sports News. We've had some conversations.

The fight is preceded by a host of high-profile heavyweight clashes with the likes of Joshua's former adversary Dillian Whyte and prospective future opponent Jarrell Miller both in action.

"The heavyweight division is buzzing right now and we have two very important fights coming up in Dillian Whyte v Lucas Browne on March 24 at the O2 and Jarrell Miller v Johann Duhaupas on April 28 in NY". In terms of this, it's new and I think, as I said, I respect the family side because I'm a family man, I respect that all day.

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