Warren says that Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker are 'not happening' since Kiwi signed with Sky Sports.

FRANK WARREN claims that Joe Joyce cannot fight Joseph Parker. Christian Hammer, 36, will face Joyce tonight, but he was originally scheduled to..

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FRANK WARREN claims that Joe Joyce cannot fight Joseph Parker.

Christian Hammer, 36, will face Joyce tonight, but he was originally scheduled to take on Parker.



After initially planning to fight Joseph Parker

, Joe Joyce will now face Christian Hammer. Frank Warren has ruled Parker out of fighting Joyce

However, Andy Lee was unavailable for the Kiwi fight and a future bout is not possible due to Parker signing with Boxxer or Sky Sports.

Warren, whose fighters are exclusively on BT Sport has now ruled out a possible fight.

Warren stated at the Joyce-Hammer press conferece: "You're flogging dead horses. This is Saturday.

"Joe Parker is not happening, end story. He signed with Sky and walked away. It's dead.

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Joe Parker is not the number one. Joe Parker is second. Who cares about a monkey's welfare? He is an enemy for us. He comes from New Zealand with the greatest respect for people from overseas.

"He (Joyce), is the British guy. That's all that we care about.

"He wants to fight. It was there for him and it is still there. But it's not going any other channel. End of story. Let's get on with it.

"Obviously, they signed Joseph Parker as Anthony Joshua's replacement on Sky. That was their choice. We are exactly where we are now, and all that he has to be focused on is Saturday night.

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Warren can choose Joyce's next opponent, as Joyce is currently the No 1 contender in the WBO belt. Oleksandr Usyk holds the Brit title.

If Joyce beats Hammer as he expected, he could be in a world title match with Usyk and Anthony Joshua.

The pair will first face off on August 20, as AJ tries to regain his World Titles.