"I said I believed Hughie Fury was the most awkward guy here in the United Kingdom, and there's a reason why he was undefeated and a reason why people don't fight him - he's a very good boxer", Barry told reporters post-bout.
Team Parker will be far from satisfied with the win though.
The reviews are in, and the world's boxing websites are unimpressed with the Joseph Parker v Hughie Fury WBO heavyweight clash.
It was the Kiwi's second defence of his belt, having won the vacant title over Andy Ruiz Jr.in December a year ago (majority decision), before defending it against Razvan Cojanu in May (unanimous decision).
"He wants to unify and so do we", said Higgins, who is keen for his fighter to compete again this year before possibly targeting the victor of Haye's rematch with Bellew, expected in December.
"And we beat him convincingly on two judges cards and we had a draw on the other judge". "He's got good power and is a good champion, but if I fight him, I can bring out the weaknesses".
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BoxingScene.com The scoring reflected the wildly split opinions at ringside with Parker's ponderous front-foot action contrasting with Fury's bid to claim the title on the back foot.
It is unclear exactly what was said - but Hughie's promoter Mick Hennessey appeared to summarise the feeling of the camp in a scathing post-fight interview. I thought he wiped the floor with him. I thought I won.
"Joseph was the aggressor, he landed the powerful punches".
Barry felt the tone of the fight vindicated the concerns he voiced in the buildup.
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But Parker's promoter, David Higgins, said Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn had already "reached out" - and believes a bout is more likely next summer. "Hope you give me the rematch", Hughie said on Twitter.
Parker remains undefeated and clings on to his WBO heavyweight belt despite his third consecutive unconvincing display.