Joseph Parker reaffirms willingness to unify belts after watching Joshua overcome Klitschko video

Boxer Joseph Parker and trainer Kevin Barry talk about the upcoming fight with Razvan Cojanu.

Joseph Parker has reaffirmed his willingness to fight anyone at the top and unify the heavyweight belts after watching Anthony Joshua's epic win over Wladimir Klitschko.

Kiwi boxer Parker makes the first defence of his WBO belt this Saturday against Romanian fighter Razvan Cojanu in Auckland.

Englishman Joshua scored an 11th round technical knockout against Ukranian veteran Klitschko in London on Saturday (Sunday NZ time), defending his IBF strap and also claiming the WBA and IBO belts.

Joseph Parker will defend his WBO heavyweight boxing title against Razvan Cojanu, in Auckland this weekend.
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Joseph Parker will defend his WBO heavyweight boxing title against Razvan Cojanu, in Auckland this weekend.

"Razvan is what I'm focussed on," Parker told media in Auckland on Tuesday morning.

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"But after this, [it's] whatever makes sense. I'm keen to fight anyone and I want to fight anyone at the top because I want to challenge myself, I want to unify the belts, that is the goal."

Around 90,000 packed into Wembley Stadium to watch what is being called by some the biggest bout in British boxing history.

In an thrilling bout, either fighter was floored in the fifth and sixth round before Joshua eventually secured victory in the penultimate round.

With several fighters now looming as the next challenger to Joshua, Parker was asked if he needed a similarly spectacular performance against Cojanu.

"The main thing for us in this fight is to go in there and do the business, get the win and keep the belt here.

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"With the belt we can negotiate more in future ... I back myself against heavyweight. I have the skills and techniques to upset a lot of fighters and I'm a champion because we've done a lot hard work in the gym and as a team."

 - Stuff

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