Unified boxing world champion Anthony Joshua believes that fellow Brit Dillian Whyte will knock out Joseph Parker.

The heavyweight fighter has beaten both Whyte and Parker on his run and believes Whyte has what it takes to defeat Parker.

Joshua knocked out Whyte in 2015 but was his first opponent to last more than three rounds, meanwhile, Parker was the first he didn't knock out.

"[It's a] very, very, very good fight," Joshua told Sky Sports. "If you ask who I'm backing, I'm going with Dillian, and I'm going by knockout as well.

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Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker trade punches during their WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Championship title fight . Photo / Getty Images
Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker trade punches during their WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Championship title fight . Photo / Getty Images

"I feel like Dillian ain't got nothing to lose. He's been screaming out world champions, saying he wants to fight here, he wants to fight there, and I feel like he wants to prove himself."

Joshua, 28, said that Whyte, 30, hurt him during their fight and that he has more power than Parker, 26, in his punch.

"[He] hurt me in the second round," he told Sky Sports of Whyte. "Parker didn't really land too many shots, so I was clever with my feet.

"Parker is strong, Parker can take a shot, but I feel like in my fight, he was on the back foot and I boxed clever, because I'm trying to set up the big fight with Wilder, so I wanted to box clever, so I could secure the next one, without taking no risks.

Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker pose together. Photo / Getty Images
Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker pose together. Photo / Getty Images

"But I feel like Dillian has got nothing to lose, everything to gain. He's going to go in there guns blazing and try and knockout Parker ASAP, secure the win, and get that world title shot."

Should Whyte defeat Parker, Joshua will give him another shot at his IBF belt, but he's been told to fight Kubrat Pulev in an eliminator to challenge.

Joshua was able to give both fighters due credit, saying their both world-class athletes and wished them both well for their upcoming bout next month.

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