Showman Parker up for Fury collaboration after strutting his stuff in quarantine

Joseph Parker is open to a musical collaboration with Tyson Fury and swinging his hips rather than fists when he retires from boxing after packing a punch on social media.

Parker's boxing revival is on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the former world heavyweight champion has showed he has plenty of strings to his bow during lockdown.

The New Zealander attempted to lift the gloom by starring in uplifting videos while in quarantine, first showing off his moves in a recreation of the 'Dancing Prime Minister' scene from the film Love Actually.

Parker then strutted his stuff while lip-syncing to The Foundations' smash hit Build Me up Buttercup, also demonstrating his prowess with a guitar and on the piano.

WBC champion Fury, five-time Indycar Series champion Scott Dixon and legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer were among the other high-profile stars to feature in that video from the comfort of their own homes.

Parker is not ruling out providing the instrumentals if Fury breaks into another post-fight sing-song and could make being so light on his feet pay when he hangs up his gloves.

He told Stats Perform: "Maybe for one of his [Fury] fights I could play an instrument and he could sing after the fight, that might be a bit of fun.

"I love to dance, I play music around the house and dance and sing. Just as with boxing, you have to have good rhythm when you are dancing. Maybe after my boxing career I can do something with dancing, who knows."

Parker said there could be more feel-good footage to come as he tries to put smiles on faces during such difficult times.

He added: "I work with Kerry Russell, who does the videography and editing, he has some great ideas. 

"At the start of isolation, it was something new and strange and a lot of people were down about what was happening. We wanted to put smiles on faces and give people something to laugh at.

"The goal was to make people smile, we achieved that and it also makes us smile, it makes us happy that people are able to brighten up their day.

"At the moment we are not working on anything. Once we get ideas into our heads, we'll give it a go.

"People are expecting big things now with the videos, funny or feel good. At the moment nothing, but hopefully something comes into mind soon. I

"In times like this, I feel if we post something it should be quality over quantity. Something that uplifts, or something to brighten your day and take your mind away from what is happening."