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Joseph Parker backs Whyte over Joshua in British rematch: 'I'll be on Dillian's side'

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker says he's siding with Dillian Whyte over Anthony Joshua, should the two British heavyweight square off in the ring.

With Joshua currently without a fight lined up for the immediate future, Whyte has been vocal in his attempts to secure a rematch against the IBO, IBF, WBO and WBA title holders, with April 20 at London's O2 Arena mooted as a possible stage.

However, Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn are eager to wait on any possible rematch against Whyte, instead looking to secure a match up with either Jarrell Miller, or the winner of the second clash between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder for the WBC championship belt.

Parker, 27, was defeated by both Joshua and Whyte in 2018, telling TalkSport exactly where he stands, should a second fight between Whyte and Joshua materialise.

"Well obviously Dillian dropped me, so of course he hits really hard," Parker said.

"There was a lot of punches that he threw in the fight that got me stunned, but I just fought back.

"Joshua didn't land any heavy blows so I'll be on Dillian's side. He was the harder hitter."

Parker is speculated to also be a contender for the April 20 card, with British fighter Dereck Chisora touted as a possible opponent.

Anthony Joshua punches Alexander Povetkin Source: Getty