Joseph Parker speaks about Tyson Fury's return to boxing

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The stage is set for Tyson Fury's big return to the ring in a comeback fight against Sefer Seferi after being absent from fighting for almost three years.

It's been a highly anticipated return for Fury, as most feel the Gypsy King will get through the fight like a breeze.

Although all eyes are on Fury's return fight, it looks like the Manchester-born fight could already be lining up his next opponent after a call out from Joseph Parker.

Parker is back in the news after announcing a fight against Dillian Whyte on July 28 but was asked for his thoughts on the returning Fury.

And having recently been labelled 'a poor man's Tyson Fury' from the man himself, Parker also took the opportunity to respond to the jibe.

He told SecondsOut: "I love it that Tyson is back. He brings a lot of excitement.

"He talks a lot, I think he baited me the other day saying I'm a poor man's Tyson Fury.

"He's one of those guys that is good to be around."

The interviewer then suggested Parker turn it around and claim Fury is a 'poor man's Joseph Parker' to which the former WBO champion repeated to the camera before laughing it off.

The Kiwi then admitted he 'hopes to fight Fury one day'.

It's no secret that Fury has wanted to fight some of the big names including the likes of Anthony Joshua, Tony Bellew or even Dillian Whyte and following this interview, it looks like you can add Parker's name to that list too.

But before that, the 26-year-old will need to beat Whyte himself as the pair gear up to face each other at the O2 Arena in London next month.

The New Zealander hopes to climb back up to the top after his unbeaten record came to an end in a points-defeat to Anthony Joshua in March.

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"Whoever wins this is going to be cemented at the top, to be challenging for world titles, so it's a very important fight," Parker told Sky Sports.

"This is one of the shortest training camps I'm going to have, but I feel like I'm going to enter camp in good shape."

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