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Jospeh Parker has responded to Tyson Fury's claim that he'll knockout Anthony Joshua

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The one thing most prominent in heavyweight boxing at the moment is trash talk.

All the main guys seem to be locked in a never-ending war of words, with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua probably involved in the most intense battle.

The Gypsy King is planning on making a return to the ring in order to dethrone the 2012 Olympic champion, a bout which would probably set all kinds of records in terms of British boxing.

However, Fury v Joshua is unlikely to happen in 2018, meaning that latter will have to fight some different opponents in the new year.

The two names being mentioned are Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker, the other champions in the heavyweight division.

Eddie Hearn has pretty much confirmed that a fight against the Bronze Bomber will happen sooner rather than later, while there have been preliminary talks with Parker.

TYSON FURY'S PARKER JIBE AT JOSHUA

A few days back, Fury weighed in by saying that he would place a £5000 bet on Parker - the man who defeated his cousin Hughie - to knockout AJ.

No doubt it riled Joshua, despite his lack of reply and now Parker has officially responded to Fury's proposition.

PARKER WANTS IN

He exclusively told Sky Sports: "I will. Hopefully he bets a lot of money, because I'll make him extra rich."

The New Zealander then discussed his positive relationship with Fury, despite the controversial victory over Hughie.

"Tyson is one of those guys that I respect," said the 25-year-old. "I respected him before he was champion. I respect him as a champion and he's honestly a genuinely nice guy.

Joseph Parker Press Conference

"We got along really well, so I have a lot of respect for him and his team. It was great to catch up after the fight, even though I was fighting his cousin.

"His Haka? All of us, we didn't look too good, maybe because we were in the party mood. His Haka needs a little bit of work. I think next time I'll teach him, and I'll give him a bit more technique on how to do it.

"He offered a lot of good advice and even before meeting him and fighting in the UK, we exchanged a lot of messages on social media. He's always giving me advice and cheering me on, supporting me, so I'm really thankful for his support you know. That's why we respect him a lot."

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