Joseph Parker welcomes Anthony Joshua unification fight

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Joseph Parker believes Anthony Joshua will soon target his WBO title and welcomes the prospect of a heavyweight unification clash.

Joseph Parker says that a fight with Anthony Joshua will have to happen soon if the Briton wants to achieve his goal of unifying the heavyweight division.

Can AJ unify world titles?

Can AJ unify world titles?

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The New Zealander is currently preparing to make the second successive defence of his WBO world title when he faces fellow unbeaten heavyweight Hughie Fury on September 23.

Although the 25-year-old refuses to overlook Fury, he knows that a fight with WBA and IBF champion Joshua can happen down the line, especially with the carrot of his WBO world title.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Parker said: "At first I have Hughie Fury and I am not going to look past him, but I would love the Joshua fight.

Image: Joshua is the unified WBA and IBF world champion after stopping Wladimir Klitschko in April

"Joshua is always improving and looked great against Klitschko last time out, he's a clever fighter who wants what I have.

"He's got two titles but there are two more in the division and I have one of them. If he wants to unify the division, he has to face me or (WBC Champion) Deontay Wilder - I would love to set up a fight.

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"I back myself against any heavyweight, I train hard, focus and believe I can beat anyone out there. He believes he can beat me so let's get it done."

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