Joseph Parker dubbed 'king of pies' by Graham Norton

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Tyson Fury (left) accompanied this picture with the words: "Tell me I'm not gonna take over the division once again!"

Joseph Parker's promoter David Higgins has revealed to ESPN that a unification bout against Anthony Joshua is "very close" to being announced but negotiations might still go on into next week.

Kiwi WBO champion Joseph Parker is flying out to the United Kingdom to sign a contract to fight Britain's Antony Joshua for three world heavyweight belts.

"I keep things separate - there is me in the ring then there is my family and being an ambassador of the sport outside the ring", Joshua told Norton. I'll see you in your nightmares!

David Higgins has got a lot to say for himself, he's a amusing character, and Anthony Joshua doesn't like what Joseph Parker has been saying. We're trying to get is on sooner rather than later.

"We are prepared to sit down and make that fight now with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is as well, because he called me straight after Tyson was texting him the other day".

It's obvious that he's not going to get Wilder, AJ or Parker next up, all heavyweight champions, all tied up already - but he did mention Manuel Charr. But Parker has won all 24 of his professional fights.

Barring any late hitches it is expected that Parker will fly to London over the weekend to sign and meet face-to-face with Joshua at a press conference next week.

"I think if there are any fireworks it will be coming from him because obviously we did get under his skin and he got a bit angry".

And while Parker is set to bank about $12million from the fight (not $30m as mentioned in some recent reports) - and even more in the rematch should he be successful - he said money wasn't a motivating factor.