Former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been called out by his rival, Joseph Parker, as the two heavyweights were rebuilding rotten careers.

Parker returns to the ring on January 21 against Jack Massey, on the undercard of Chris Eubank Jr’s fight with Liam Smith.

It comes after Joe Joyce knocked out the New Zealander in his thriller last September. Joyce became the third man to beat Parker behind Joshua and Dillian Whyte.

And the former WBO champion out for revenge against his British rivals after coming back against Massey in Manchester.

He told Sky Sports, “I would love to fight Dillian Whyte again, I think that first fight (we had) was very exciting and again that day, he was the winner and he beat me. There wasn’t much to it. If I can get a good win over Jack, that could be next.

David Higgins, my manager, messaged Matchroom to ask if Joshua needed a fight, but got no response.

“He has to fight someone. I know he’s looking for a trainer or working with some trainers in America but if AJ wants a fight let me finish Jack, if you’re looking for a fight come to me.

“Dillian Whyte, if you’re looking for a fight, I’m available, after I take care of Jack.

Said Joe Joyce, if you want another fight and no one wants to fight you, let’s go again. I really don’t care. I don’t care about fighting anyone.

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