Dereck Chisora.

Dereck Chisora says Deontay Wilder & Joseph Parker are a league below Anthony Joshua

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Heavyweight boxing is on the rise once again behind the superstardom of Anthony Joshua.

But AJ is not the only name on the scene at the moment. While the Watford-born fighter holds the IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles, Kiwi Joseph Parker is the WBO champion and American Deontay Wilder is the WBC titleholder.

However, in recent years Britain has contributed to the heavyweight scene with a plethora of names that could make for interesting fights across the board.

David Haye and Tony Bellew are currently embroiled in their own personal rivalry in the division, Dereck Chisora and Dilian Whyte are jostling for position as a world title contender, Hughie Fury has just fought Parker for the WBO belt and the young Daniel Dubois continues to breeze past opponents.

That's not even factoring in the inactive Tyson Fury and David Price.

According to Chisora, though, he believes Joshua is the only real champion in the world today.

“I want to fight for a world title too. We don't know why Joseph Parker is holding a World title. How is Wilder still a world champion? Anthony Joshua is doing well, he fights twice a year and puts on a great show. The other two guys are just lucky. They were there at the right time.

“Parker boxed for a world title without TV - that's embarrassing and they didn't sell any tickets. That tells you everything.

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“My plans with Eddie include fighting in America, keeping fit and training hard and making the fights that I want to happen. Wilder fights Stiverne, AJ and Dillian have just boxed, Jarrell Miller fights next weekend - the Heavyweight game is bubbling up right now, it's buzzing.

“It’s been a great year for boxing in Britain, and I think 2018 can be even better.”

While Del Boy brings up some interesting points, it should be noted that he is a part of Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing stable and therefore a teammate of Joshua's, of sorts.

Chisora will try ripping the European heavyweight title away from Agit Kabayel on Saturday night in a bid to force his way into a world title conversation.

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