Joshua, Fury talking and texting - but imminent clash is ruled out

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After testing positive for cocaine past year, the British Boxing Board of Control took away his license. All of the titles were lost outside the ring, and now he wants to capture them all.

Parker (24-0, 18 KOs), who hasn't fought since his majority decision win over Hughie Fury in September 2017, will be defending his WBO strap while also bidding to claim Joshua's IBF and WBA belts.

"We're waiting for the Board to come back with a date for the hearing", Warren told Nick Parkinson. "Hopefully, we can get that over the line, pick up the WBO title in March, and then move on for the big one against Wilder for all the belts on the line".

"Some people can't make that distinction and approach me in an over-confident and rough way". If he has to do a drugs test, he will have to do it just like other boxers do.

"The possibility of this fight happening, I've visualised happening - fighting Anthony Joshua and knocking him out - and that's what I'm going to do".

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This could very well make sense for him in a comeback fight and he'd enjoy significant height and reach advantages over Charr too. "We're dotting the i's and crossing the t's". It's private and confidential.

David Higgins, Parker's promoter, has been in London for several days negotiating with Joshua's representative Eddie Hearn, and Parker was this afternoon scheduled to fly to England's capital with Duco Events' communications director Craig Stanaway.

"I'm still a street kid at heart - don't let the nice suit fool you - so I have to balance not slamming them back, while letting them know I am not to be fooled with".

"BT Sport and Sky Sports could share it, or whoever comes up with the right money gets it. His contract expires soon".