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Joseph Parker backs Tyson Fury to rule the heavyweight division

Joseph Parker has tipped Tyson Fury to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

The New Zealand fighter trains with the Gypsy King and expects him to get the better of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua providing he doesn't go through with his repeated retirement claims.

Parker told Sky Sports: "Those are both great fighters, Joshua and Usyk, I just see Tyson being too much for them. Everyone's going to say I'm biased because I train with Tyson and we're very close. If I step back as a friend and think boxing, he's too much, able to put on the pressure, able to fight on the back foot, very good mover.

"If he does get the opportunity to fight either of those guys, I think he'd knock them out."

Fury is adamant that he will not be returning to the ring but Parker believes that his close pal will not be able to resist the temptation.

The former world champion explained: "When you're world champion, when you're at the top of your game it's very hard to walk away from the sport knowing you can still give more.

"It's going to take big money to get him back into boxing and into the ring and for battle. I don't think he should retire. I think he should fight the winner out of Joshua and Usyk and whoever wins that is the best in the world at this time and so he should come back and fight the winner."

Parker also revealed that he is determined to emulate Fury and become a world champion once again.

He said: "I feel like the passion and the motivation is a lot more than what I had before.

"I can't really pinpoint how it's going to happen but I reckon two or three fights and then I can do it again."

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