Nonetheless, anticipation to have an all-British clash with Joshua continues to be bubbling because the new IBF and WBA heavyweight champion known as out Rage following their own victory over Klitschko in Wembley, while Parker and WBC king Deontay Wilder would be the other belt holders within the division.
Former world champion Tyson Rage has announced he plans to go back to the ring the coming year
The Rage camp were left seething after Parker won a big part decision in the Manchester Arena, despite promoter Mick Hennessy claiming Hughie had proven ‘shades of (Muhammad) Ali’ in the first world title tilt.
Rage was back between your ropes recently because he supported cousin Hughie in the unsuccessful WBO world title challenge against Frederick Parker.
Rage, 29, hasn’t fought against since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015
However a week on from claiming he’d not aim to get back his licence in the BBBoC Rage tweeted: ‘Be prepared to fight in April 2018 inside a great fight! & again within the summer time inside a mega fight! & again at the spine finish of the year. 3 big fights in 2018.’