Anthony Joshua called out by Joseph Parker for rematch

Anthony Joshua has been challenged by Joseph Parker to a rematch as the two heavyweights attempt to revive their respective careers.

On January 21, Parker will make a comeback against Jack Massey, on the undercard of Chris Eubank Jr. vs. Liam Smith. Parker defeated Anthony Joshua in 2018.

But after winning his return match against Massey in Manchester, the former WBO champion is planning on getting back at his British rivals.

He said to Sky Sports: “I’d be eager to face Dillian Whyte once more since I thought our first encounter was thrilling and he ultimately prevailed over me.

“It didn’t contain a lot. That could come after if I defeat Jack with a solid victory.

“David Higgins, my manager, sent a message to Matchroom [to ask] if Joshua needed a fight but we got no reply back.

“He’s got to fight someone. I know he’s looking for a trainer or working with a few trainers in America but if AJ wants a fight, let me finish Jack off, 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.

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

Whyte, 34, most recently returned in a disputed majority decision win over American Jermaine Franklin, 29.

AJ is yet to return to the ring since losing his Saudi Arabia rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, 35, in August, his second defeat to the Ukrainian in 11 months.

He is expected to return by April against a top 15-rated contender before moving onto a rematch with Whyte.

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