Tony Bellew tears into Joseph Parker for his ridiculous attitude towards Anthony Joshua fight

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Next year is going to be pretty big for heavyweight boxing, isn't it?

With the division currently locked in a number of high-profile trash talk matches, 2018 should finally see the majority of these bouts come to fruition and they should serve up a feast of boxing.

The main man associated with it all is Anthony Joshua, with the 2012 Olympic champion being targeted by all the big dogs.

Deontay Wilder has called him out on so many occasions it's almost difficult to count and the Bronze Bomber looks all but certain to get his wish next year.

Then, there's Tyson Fury, with the Gypsy King already working hard in the gym to make a stunning comeback to the four-cornered ring. Joshua is the man he wants to silence.

Finally, there's New Zealander Joseph Parker, the WBO champion, who wants a piece of the Brit and has reportedly held preliminary talks.

However, the man who controversially beat Hughie Fury was not happy with the terms being offered to him.

Clearly, he views himself as a fighter nearer the calibre of Joshua.


The Evertonian fighter is scheduled to fight David Haye on December 18 but has suggested that Parker will be his opponent if the Hayemaker pulls out.


And, to add some fuel to the fire between the pair, Bellew has slammed him for his 'ridiculous' attitude towards the Joshua offer.

"Parker is dreaming if he thinks he can take 40 per cent of an Anthony Joshua fight at Wembley. That's absolutely ridiculous," Bellew said.

"A fight with Joshua is probably five times more than Parker has ever earned. He's not entitled to that. The best fight on his record is Carlos Takam and that was a narrow victory.

"Joshua won every single round against Takam in Cardiff. Parker's team are dining out on this WBO title and they should be very, very careful what they wish for.

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"There's several heavyweights out there that can beat Parker. I'm one of them. If I was Parker I wouldn't even think of going to Russia to fight Alexander Povetkin, he would lose that fight. And then he'll be kicking himself for turning down a record payday fight with Joshua."

To be fair, he has a very, very good point.

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