Watch: Sean Fitzpatrick giddy after meeting Joseph Parker: 'Like a kid in a candy shop'

All Blacks great Sean Fitzpatrick couldn't help himself when meeting Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker in London.

With Parker at Sky Sports UK to promote his upcoming fight with Hughie Fury, Fitzpatrick - who works as a rugby pundit for the network - got to come face-to-face with the undefeated Kiwi, unable to hide his delight.

"I'm like a kid in a candy shop!' Fitzpatrick told 1 NEWS.

"It's great to see New Zealanders on the map like this, it's wonderful."

Now living in London, the All Blacks legend can't get enough of the Kiwi heavyweight. Source: 1 NEWS

Watch: 'That's Joshua right?' – Joseph Parker plays dumb next to billboard of heavyweight rival

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker says that the three current boxing world title holders can all stake a claim to be the best fighters in the world.

Parker, Britain's Anthony Joshua and American fighter Deontay Wilder are currently in possession of the four world title belts, however have not met each other in the ring.

"I feel like the guys with the belts are at the top," Parker told 1 NEWS.

"It's very important that the top guys fight each other - very soon, to see who actually is number one."

The Kiwi heavyweight can't wait to step into the ring with the British fighter. Source: 1 NEWS


Joseph Parker wants UK crowds 'yelling out for more' after Hughie Fury fight

Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker says he needs to put in a good showing against Hughie Fury later this month, in order to raise his profile in the UK.

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While currently the WBO title holder, Parker is next to unknown in the UK, having not faced high profile British opposition until coming up against Fury on September 23.

The unbeaten Parker though, is aiming to change that, appearing on Sky Sports UK to promote the bout.

"We want to get exposure here in the UK and make sure that everyone knows who we are," he told 1 NEWS.

"We're not that well known here at the moment, only boxing fans would know who we are."

Parker also says that he wants to have English fans clamouring for him after the fight with Fury.

"I want them cheering 'go Joe, go Joe'."

"It's very important to put in a good performance - which I'm going to do - and then have them yelling out for more."

The Kiwi heavyweight is trying to build his profile in England. Source: 1 NEWS