British heavyweight Anthony Joshua has overlooked the challenge of our man Joesph Parker and simply ignored him. Instead he will be fighting IBF champ Charles Martin in April.
Earlier on in the month, Charles indicated in a video interview he was keen to fight Parker - but now it seems he is avoiding Joseph.
Parker is now being expected to announce a fight in April down in Christchurch.
Joseph Parker has knocked out all 15 of his opponents and was looking to add Anthony Joshua to the list.
"Fighting for the heavyweight world title has been a dream of mine since I turned professional. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to turn that dream in to reality. Not only that, having the chance to fight for it in my home town is unbelievably exciting. Charles Martin is a great fighter and a hungry competitor so I am going to have to produce the performance of my career to claim that belt." Joseph Parker was quoted saying.