New Zealander Joseph Parker moved up in the world rankings recently with his latest win and the UK's Anthony Joshua is on his hit list. ________________________________________________________________________________ 24 year old Parker (18-0-16KO) recorded his most recent win last month when he scored a TKO win over Jason Bergman in Samoa. However calls for both him and fellow heavyweight prospect Joshua (15-0-15KO) to…
Watch: Anthony Joshua Wants Serious Contender Next
The IBF Heavyweight champion is in attendance at the British Grand Prix today and was seen with his friend and well known rap artist Tinie Tempah.
Recently promoter Barry Hearn suggested that Bermane Stiverne would be his first choice as Anthony Joshua’s next opponent before he takes on his mandatory contender in New Zealand’s Joseph Parker.
Parker would likely be a good test for the Londoner too mind you, and with Parker not looking terribly impressive in his last fight, I would have thought Joshua’s handlers would be happy to put their man in there with him now.
Bringing Paker over to the UK from New Zealand would surely be plausible also based on their past ability to bring American’s like Dominic Breazeale and Charles Martin over for Joshua, and would most likely be Parker’s biggest payday by some margin in his career to date.
But it still remains a bit up in the air as to who will be Joshua’s next opponent as things stand.
Tyson Fury is now effectively ruled out with the his new date for the rematch with Klitschko stretching into even later this year, and a big fight with the likes of a David Haye seems unlikely with Haye rumoured to be boxing Shannon Briggs in the O2 next September.
But could a Haye and Joshua collision at London’s 02 be possible even instead? I’ve seen stranger things happen, that’s for sure.
Speaking today to Sky Sports at the British Grand Prix and pictured alongside recording artist Tinie Tempah – Joshua had this to say on what he wants next: