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Joshua looks to Wilder after seeing off Parker on points

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker

Browne was stripped of the WBA "Regular" heavyweight title following multiple failed drug tests, and had absolutely nothing for Whyte, who appeared to be fighting a heavy bag.

In the meantime, Hearn, Joshua's promoter, of Matchroom Sport, has tried unsuccessfully to pitch a fight between Wilder and WBC Silver champion Dillian Whyte.

Both fighters had stepped into the ring undefeated at Cardiff's Principality Stadium and the win extends Joshua's ideal pro record to 21 victories from as many bouts. Joshua was not shy about wanting a fight with Wilder next, but stating it's been tough to negotiate with Wilder and his team and that he shouldn't have to go to America for the fight. We can do it in London, around Wembley, Cardiff, local. It's local. We're staying right here.

"I'm No. 1 baby, let's go!"

They're warriors. You from United Kingdom brotha, " the American wrote on Twitter after Joshua's win via unanimous decision on Saturday, March 31.

He has now twice defended titles in Cardiff before similarly huge crowds. "Get him in the ring and I'll knock him spark out".

"Deontay Wilder was supposed to be here tonight, but he pulled out", he told Sky Sports television. We don't have to go to England to fight someone cause Eddie Hearn says so.

"We'll do it anywhere", he added. He boxes in some great venues with no one there.

Joshua looked typically confident and carried that energy into the ring, often keeping his opponent on the back foot with an accurate ramrod jab and the Kiwi was muscled to the ropes by a crunching combination in the third.

But when will Joshua fight Deontay Wilder?

Fury, 29, posted commentary on social media as the fight unfolded and was less than impressed with both fighters.

"Sometimes the judges get complaints, sometimes the ref gets a hard time from fans and fighters but I don't really like to put a bad name on refs and judges because they're there to do their job", he said.

Parker's raiding attacks continued to unsettle AJ, who was forced to hold in the ninth, but Joshua's spiteful work opened a cut over his foe's eye in the 10th.