Talk­show host brands Parker ’king of pies’

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BRI­TISH TV host Gra­ham Nor­ton has cru­elly la­belled New Zealand heavy­weight boxer Joseph Parker "the king of pies" for his body shape.

The mo­ment came as Nor­ton had Bri­tish box­ing su­per­star An­thony Joshua, known for his cut physique, on his show along with Hol­ly­wood star Tom Hanks and other guests.

Nor­ton and Joshua were dis­cussing Parker as the big Brit’s next op­po­nent with their world heavy­weight uni­fi­ca­tion fight tipped to be con­firmed in the next cou­ple of days.

When Joshua men­tioned Parker’s name, a pho­to­graph of the Kiwi hold­ing his WBO­belt above his head came up on the screen.

Joshua la­belled Parker "a tidy cham­pion".

But Nor­ton had a different view as he pointed to the photo of Parker: "Can I just say, that looks like it’s go­ing to be quite an easy fight."

"I def­i­nitely hope so, but you can’t un­der­es­ti­mate any­body," Joshua replied.

"That’s the king of pies," Nor­ton said as the live au­di­ence erupted in laugh­ter.

"He must be a world-class ath­lete but he doesn’t look like one, does he?"

Joshua cheek­ily sug­gested "Pie" might be Parker’s new nick­name.

Parker has taunted Joshua

Gra­ham Nor­ton used a pho­to­graph of Joseph Parker lift­ing his WBO world ti­tle belt to sug­gest the Kiwi had been eat­ing too many pies.

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