"And when I get in the ring with him, I'll show you all how good I am".
In a SnapChat prior to their trip to Liverpool for the BBC Awards, Joshua and Hearn stated Parker would be next followed by Deontay Wilder as the Briton seeks to claim all the title belts in 2018.
"Joseph Parker is being very realistic in terms of when he is going to fight and in negotiations", said Joshua.
Joseph Parker's needling of Anthony Joshua appears to be hitting its mark, with the English world heavyweight champion referring to his struggles keeping a lid on a "pot of fire". Wilder boasts a flawless record of 39 wins in 39 fights, with 38 knockouts. The Tuscaloosa native is athletic and possesses devastating power in his right hand.
Team Parker has released videos to question Joshua's "glass chin" and repeatedly accused him of greed as the Kiwis haggle for a 35% cut of the net profit from what would be a mega-fight. In total, Muhammad Ali had 25 world championship fights, Joshua has only had 5.
"Like I always say, he's nothing but a pumped-up weightlifter", Fury told iFL TV. In their 19th fights, Ali and Tyson had not yet even become heavyweight champions, yet Joshua had already achieved this feat in his 16th fight and on this night, added the WBA (Super) and IBO belt to his achievements. They are seen as the ideal opponents for Fury to shake off the rust which has gathered for the last two years and allow him a fair challenge once back into the ring.
"I never thought I would be the dominant force for 11 years non-stop and the second longest-serving heavyweight champion in history".
He plans on making a comeback next year, but the fight with Joshua may not go ahead until at least 2019. Perhaps this also applies to Joshua today.
"Then I started realising the discipline and regimen of the likes of [Wladimir] Klitschko and how they conduct themselves".