Joseph Parker gave something of a surprise answer when asked who hits harder out of Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte. The New Zealander lost his WBO belt to AJ last March before then being beaten in a July thriller by Dillian Whyte. Both bouts ended by decision, but Parker has picked up on one determining factor which he uses to separate the pair. “Well obviously Dillian dropped me,” he told talkSPORT Fight Night, “So of course he hits really hard. ￼ “There was a lot of punches that he threw in the fight that got me stunned, but I just fought back. “Joshua didn’t land any heavy blows so I’ll be on Dillian’s side. He was the harder hitter.” The response may come as a shock to some given that Anthony Joshua is the unified heavyweight champion and knocked Dillian Whyte out when they fought in 2015. They had been in talks for a 2018 rematch which could’ve settled this debate once and for all, however talks broke down and AJ will now seemingly face Jarrell Miller next instead. ￼ Whyte meanwhile will return on April 20, with Joseph Parker eyeing up a place on his undercard against Dereck Chisora. When asked about the state of his weight class, Parker said: “I think the heavyweight division at the moment is probably the most exciting it’s been for a while. “With all these different fighters and all these top fighters, there’s so many fights that you can make. “I think it’s just exciting for the fans. I know there’s a lot of people that want Joshua to fight this person and that person but ultimately it’s his decision man. “He’s at the top of the heavyweight division, he makes the calls.