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Joseph Parker invites Tyson Fury for ring walk V Anthony Joshua - Joshua's epic response

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Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker were in the same room on Monday after the pair held a press conference for their heavyweight unification fight on March 31.

Joshua is vying to become an undisputed heavyweight champion by securing every belt in the division and he would be the first man to do so since Lennox Lewis back in 2001.

The Watford-born fighter already holds the WBA, IBO and IBF titles, but he needs Parker's WBO title and Deontay Wilder's WBC title to complete the collection.

He gets a chance to add Parker's belt at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales and Wilder has already stated he has his heart set on facing the winner of this historic bout.

This is the first time in heavyweight history that two unbeaten champions will face off in a unification bout.

However, Tyson Fury is another man who is lurking in the shadows and he wants to make his way back to the world title picture.

Although he'll have to prove himself first, Fury is eventually looking to set up a money-spinning domestic showdown with Joshua for the titles that he never lost.

However, Parker sees a different role for Fury at the event: "I might give him a text and say: 'Bro do you want to walk in with me?'," Parker told the Daily Mail.

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"He may just walk in with me or he may just sit in the front and watch the fight. But I know I have a lot of support from Tyson which is pretty awesome."

Speaking after the press conference, Joshua had a brilliant response for Fury and it looks like he can walk all he likes, but sitting is a different question.

"I think it's good. It's attention to the sport. It'll be interesting, because, you know, [Tyson] Fury will probably try and do a little tag team and do a few rounds for him, because he's just got that in his locker!

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"Other than that, Fury, no matter what he says outwardly, he has a lot of underlying respect for me. That's as far as I know. So what he says, I take with a pinch of salt as well.

"I don't take nothing he says to heart. And, if he wants, he's more than welcome to take a walk to the ring. But, in terms of a seat, he has to go on StubHub or go on Matchroom Fight Pass like everyone else and make sure he has a seat available for after."

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