Anthony Joshua targeted Deontay Wilder on Saturday night after beating Joseph Parker in Cardiff to add Parker's World Boxing Organisation heavyweight title to his International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association belts.
Joseph Parker's promoter David Higgins has raised eyebrows over the performance of the referee in Anthony Joshua's points win insisting that if there is a rematch, they will not accept the Italian referee again. "I always tell people, when I'm in the ring, like I'm the 'Bronze Bomber.' Everything about me changes". He is now under investigation by the WBC after stating he wants "a body" on his fight record. It was Joshua's jab that won the fight.
"I have worked with boxers who have got broken or given up".
Parker was reluctant to talk to the Kiwi media on his way to the bus but did say he was grateful for the support he has received from New Zealand and Samoa.
The demand for a matchup between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua has been high for some time now and it seems the fight may finally come to fruition. They are so erratic and unpredictable.
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"We're not satisfied", Joshua said, "but one step at a time".
Wilder's last win over Luis Ortiz caused a stir Stateside but previously the Alabama native has not got much attention even in his homeland which means his earning power is far less than Joshua, who pocketed £18m for Saturday's win. "Get him [Wilder] in the ring and I'll knock him spark out".
He added: "We're looking at all options but I would say with the experience we've made over the last three months, with the fan base and brand awarenesss that Joe and Duco have developed here in the United Kingdom, I think there is every chance our next fight will be here in the UK".
"We want the fight, they want the fight, the public wants the fight".
Joshua's run of 20 consecutive stoppages came to an end against Parker - but his path to the undisputed heavyweight crown remains clear. "[Promoter Eddie Hearn] said he'd make it". Parker had control of the rest of the round and made Joshua look sloppy at times by landing effective counter punches. It explains why Joshua tipped the scales at almost a stone lighter than he did for his previous fight. Nothing. I'm in a great position because I can still fight top 10 heavyweights. I thought it was hard, but going the 12 rounds was light work. "I am the man".