New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker has celebrated being named the top contender with the WBO by calling out British rival Anthony Joshua.
The pair of big punchers are both undefeated and boast similar records, standing on the brink of respective world title shots.
Instead of waiting for the World Boxing Organisation to call an official bout opposite Joshua, Parker has taken it upon himself to make the first move.
“Anthony Joshua, I am now ranked number one in the WBO you are ranked number two. Come to New Zealand to fight me for the number one (mandatory) position,” said Parker.
“Anthony I am not scared of you. You said when we get together someone is going to get knocked out. Guess what, It is not going to be me!”