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Boxer Joseph Parker responded to Graham Norton calling him the 'king of pies' on his show on Friday

Graham put his foot in it.

GRAHAM NORTON CAUSED a bit of upset on Friday night when he seemingly upset an entire country.

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Graham had Anthony Joshua on his couch, along with Tom Hanks and Maisie Williams. Joshua talked about upcoming fights, including New Zealander Joseph Parker.

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A photo of Joseph flashed up on the screen, to which Graham said:

Can I just say? That looks like it’s going to be an easy fight. He’s the king of pies! He must be a world-class athlete, but he doesn’t look like one, does he?

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Parker’s homeland wasn’t impressed at all with the remarks

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It looks like everything is grand now though, with Parker dusting off the remarks on Twitter

Graham even thanked him for it

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The fight has since been announced for March, so I guess we’ll get to see Parker’s strength for ourselves.

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