Whyte, Parker and their promoters will meet at the official press conference, less than two hours after the huge heavyweight clash was signed and sealed.

Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev was fuming at Dillian Whyte and his promoter Eddie Hearn on Friday after the announcement that the British boxer would fight recently dethroned WBO Champion Joseph Parker instead of facing him in his native country.

To watch, hit play at the top of the article or go to the Sky Sports Boxing Facebook page or the Sky Sports Boxing YouTube channel. You could have taken the fight but you are the one who pulled out, not me. It'll be an incredible fight.

Whyte had called out Deontay Wilder after comfortably defeating Lucas Browne in March, but expectation of a bout between the American and Anthony Joshua continues to increase.

"The old mid-drift is going to get touched. but with all respect he's a proper gentleman but this is the fight game and we are going to do the business".

None more so than in the heavyweight division.

Like I always say, everyone always thinks they can do this and do that, and when they get in there, they realise this dude is way better than what we think he is. "That pretty much speaks for itself", said Parker - the only fighter to so far take Joshua the full distance.

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"I like challenges and I rise to them, this is a big fight".

"Whoever told you that I was not interested in fighting you is delusional".

We didn't get the result but I feel it's a great time to come back.

That turns Whyte's attention to the WBC where an eliminator with big-hitting Cuban veteran Luis Ortiz is a fight that would pack monetary punch and see the victor in line to challenge Joshua who is also that organisation's champion.

If Parker comes over in the same polite, respectful manner as he did against Joshua and managers to defy the expectations in beating Dillian Whyte then he establishes a fan-base in Britain and the potential for even bigger money fights.

Parker had arguably been pushed into a tighter corner after losing his WBO belt and unbeaten record at the hands of Joshua at the Principality Stadium in March.


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