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Joseph Parker calls out Dillian Whyte for a rematch with hilarious Take That video as he jokes that he wants the Brit 'back for good' after losing their first fight in 2018

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  • Joseph Parker lost by unanimous decision to Dillian Whyte in 2018 
  • The New Zealand heavyweight fighter wants a rematch with his opponent 
  • Whyte was cleared to return to boxing last month after a failed drug test 

Joseph Parker has called out Dillian Whyte in bizarre fashion by reenacting the videoclip to Take That’s 1995 hit Back for Good.

Whyte won a close contest by unanimous decision at The O2 Arena in London four years ago, just three months after his opponent had lost his WBO heavyweight title to Anthony Joshua in Cardiff.

At the time, the loss against Whyte was Parker’s only second professional defeat and the New Zealander remains eager to set the record the straight.

And he has now called out the Briton in typically outlandish fashion, by sharing a video on X, the platform previously known as Twitter, with the message: ‘I want you back for good Dillian Whyte. If not, I’m moving on.’

The caption is a not-so-subtle nod to the Take That which serves as the soundtrack to the 90 seconds clip, in which Parker lip-syncs his way through a message for his rival.

Joseph Parker has called out Dillian Whyte with a bizarre video released on social media

Joseph Parker has called out Dillian Whyte with a bizarre video released on social media 

In the clip, Parker lip-syncs along to the tune of Take That's Back for Good

The video came accompanied by a caption reading: 'I want you back for good Dillian Whyte'

In the clip, Parker lip-syncs along to the tune of Take That’s Back for Good 

The video starts with Parker just out of focus of the camera, before he sits down at his kitchen table and starts singing along to Back for Good while looking straight into the camera.

He then turns his eyes on a framed picture of a smiling Whyte, strategically placed next to a mug reading; ‘Dillian, the body snatcher’, a nod to the Briton’s nickname.

The set-up is far from casual and references the song’s open verse, which features the lyrics: ‘Got a picture of you beside me. Got your lipstick mark still on your coffee cup.’

The next lines could hardly be more apt for a boxer looking to bounce back from a painful loss.

Whyte won a close contest by unanimous decision when the two fought back in 2018

Whyte won a close contest by unanimous decision when the two fought back in 2018

Parker cheerfully sings along to the line which reads: ‘Got a fist of pure emotion, Got a head of shattered dreams. Gotta leave it, gotta leave it all behind now’, as the video is interspersed with clips of his defeat to Whyte.

The video then moves onto Parker standing in front of a SUV along with three members of his team, who all join in the chorus before the camera eventually pans higher above them and away from the group.

During the Covid-19 lockdown, Parker developed a reputation for extravagant videos, recreating the iconic scene from the movie Anchorman in which the four main characters sing Starland Vocal Band’s 1976 hit ‘Afternoon Delight’.

He was then joined by Tyson Fury, Eddie Hearn, legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer and All Blacks superstar Ardie Savea as he recreated a scene from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The Briton beat Parker at The O2 Arena, inflicting what was at the time the Kiwi's only second professional loss

The Briton beat Parker at The O2 Arena, inflicting what was at the time the Kiwi’s only second professional loss 

Parker has won his last five fights and beat former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia on December 23

Parker has won his last five fights and beat former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia on December 23

And a rematch with Whyte could still be on the cards, with Parker on a run of five consecutive wins after being knocked out by Joe Joyce in September 2022. 

The Kiwi beat former WBC world champion Deontay Wilder by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia on December 23 as the co-main event of the Day of Reckoning card.

Last month, he won by majority decision against Zhilei Zhang in Saudi Arabia in the co-main event of the Knockout Chaos event, despite being knocked down twice by his Chinese opponent.

Only days earlier Whyte was cleared to resume his boxing career after a contaminated supplement was found to have been the cause of his positive drugs test.

Whyte returned ‘adverse analytical findings’ in a pre-fight drugs test carried out before his rematch with Anthony Joshua by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).

The positive test led to the cancellation of the fight at The O2 Arena in August last year.

Whyte had vowed in the immediate aftermath of his positive test to ‘prove I am completely innocent’, having said he was ‘shocked and devastated’ by the positive test.

The British boxer had previously served a two-year ban after testing positive for the banned stimulant Methylhexanamine following a win over Hungary’s Sandor Balogh in October 2012.

Whyte returned to the ring two weeks ago, beating Christian Hammer in Dublin after the latter failed to get up from his stool for the start of the fourth round.