TYSON Fury joked the only way Joseph Parker could have beaten Joe Joyce was by kicking him in the nuts.
The former WBO heavyweight world champion lost for the first time since 2018 in Manchester on Saturday.
Parker was back in the ring for the first time since defeating Derek Chisora last December.
And the New Zealander made a strong start, claiming the opening round against his British opponent.
Joyce hit back in the second, though, and didn't look back.
But the 2016 Olympic silver medalist didn't get the job done until late on in the fight.
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Less than one minute into the 11th round, Joyce caught Parker with a brutal left hook that sent him tumbling to the canvas.
Parker managed to beat the count, but referee Steve Gray ended the fight.
Following the brutal ending to the bout, Fury was asked whether the Kiwi could have done anything differently.
He bluntly said: "He could have kicked him in the nuts."
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But the Gypsy King was full of praise for both fighters.
He added: "It was a great fight, very entertaining and good to watch. The better man won on the night, Joe Parker tried his heart out, it wasn't good enough, but that's boxing."
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