Tony Bellew has named Joseph Parker among the weaker heavyweights and the New Zealand boxer wants to make his time in the ring, a painful one for the British.
Bellew is considering heavyweights to face after beating David Haye and he seems to think the WBO champion will be easy pickings.
Bellew called the unbeaten Parker one of the weaker heavyweights, and this has served to fire up the boxer ahead of his May 6 fight against Hughie Fury.
“I back myself with any fighter you put me in the ring with,” Parker exclusively told Sky Sports.
“When people think that I’m the lesser champ, or maybe one of the less skilled, less talented, it’s good that they think that of me, because when I get in the ring, I’ll surprise them.
“I’ll give them the best that I have and they will see that actually I’m a champion for a reason.”
“I’m excited to be part of a heavyweight division which is bringing a lot more excitement back,” he said.
“It’s great to be part of it, great to have these fighters calling me out. Just more opportunities, more fights. I’m excited, because I want to be in big fights, I want to fight the best in the world.
“I want to be hunted, I want to be in those fights, but first things first and then we can sit down and make a plan. I’m down to fight everyone and anyone.”