Parker's friend and training partner Tyson Fury got on the mic following the win and laid out some potential next options for the Kiwi.
"I’d like to see the rematch with Andy Ruiz, Joe Joyce, Dillian Whyte or even AJ [Anthony Joshua]. F*** 'em all!" Fury told the crowd at Margaret Court Arena.
"Joseph Parker is back!"
Parker echoed those sentiments himself, declaring he'd "found the right formula" and was keen to rematch any of Joyce, Joshua or Whyte.
"I want to avenge those losses," Parker said of the win.
"This is the best I've felt in a long time and I needed something like that.
"I know on a good day, like tonight, it would have been a different performance against those guys "
Here's how it played out:
Joseph Parker vs. Django Opelu results, highlights
Joseph Parker def. Django Opelu
The former WBO heavyweight champion lands his first knockout victory since 2020 with a first-round demolition job on Django Opelu.
Parker buzzed Opelu early on and the Brisbane-based slugger attempted to dodge the barrage which followed with his hands down.
It didn't work out well for Opelu as Parker landed a right hand to the temple which closed the show.
Nikita Tszyu def. Ben Bommber
A star-making win for Nikita Tszyu in the biggest fight of his career to date.
Bommber landed a couple of nice right hands early but Tszyu rocked him with an uppercut and unloaded a barrage of punches to end the fight in the first round.
Tom Bellchambers def. Cameron Mooney
The bragging rights in the all-AFL clash between Bellchambers and Mooney goes to the former Essendon ruckman.
In an entertaining but not exactly technical bout, both men landed heavy shots, with Mooney getting dropped in the first round.
Bellchambers looked rocked at several points himself but landed the final blow of the fight - a monster right hand to send Mooney to the canvas and see the contest waved off.
Ben Horn def. Joel Taylor
The brother of former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn scores a massive upset victory over the previously undefeated Joel Taylor.
Horn dropped Taylor with a left hook in the opening round and held off the fast-finishing Victorian to claim a unanimous decision win (57-56 x2, 58-55).
David Nyika def. Louis Marsters
The rematch ends the same way as the first fight between the pair - in a TKO for Nyika.
Marsters showed plenty of heart and a willingness to go the knockout but Nyika's physical advantages and boxing skill proved too much, forcing the stoppage in the fourth.
Isaias Sette def. Campbell Somerville
After four brutal rounds, Somerville's corner threw in the towel, giving Sette his first win as a professional.
Max Reeves def. Jayde Mitchell
A headclash in the second round caused a nasty gash on the forehead of Mitchell, seeing the doctor called in and subsequently wave the bout off.
Astonishingly, the result was listed as a TKO victory for Reeves, with the referee ruling the cut was caused by a punch.
Luke Gersbeck def. Jack Moore
A clinical performance for Gersbeck included a knockdown on the way to unanimous decision victory (50-44 x2)
Parker vs. Django start time
Doors to the venue are due to open at 5pm ahead of the first bout of the evening at 6pm.
The pay-per-view portion of the event kicks off at 7pm.
Expect Tszyu vs. Bommber some time around 9pm, with the main event set to cap the evening at 10pm, depending on the length of the earlier bouts.
How to watch Parker vs. Django?
Fox Sports and Main Event will have you covered for all the action on fight night.
The coverage begins on Fox Sports 3 (Channel 503) at 6pm AEST, before switching over to the pay-per-view for the main card at 7pm.
Fans can purchase the pay-per-view through Main Event for $59.95.
Parker vs. Django live stream
Foxtel's streaming service Kayo will also be broadcasting the event live.
You can catch the prelims before it switches to pay-per-view, after which time you can purchase the event through Kayo here.
Parker vs. Django undercard: Nikita Tszyu headlines list of fights
Bouts and order subject to change.
- Joseph Parker vs. Faiga "Django" Opelu - Heavyweight
- Nikita Tszyu vs. Benjamin Bommber - Super-welterweight
- Cameron Mooney vs. Tom Bellchambers - Heavyweight
- Joel Taylor vs. Ben Horn - 68.5kg catch weight
- David Nyika vs. Louis Marsters - Cruiserweight
- Campbell Somerville vs. Isaias Sette - Super-welterweight
- Jayde Mitchell vs. Max Reeves - 78.5kg catch weight
- Luke Gersbeck vs. Jack Moore - 69kg catch weight
Why is Tyson Fury in Australia?
With no fight on the horizon, Fury’s schedule is wide open and has seen the 34-year-old Englishman head to Australia in support of a friend.
Fury said Parker had supported him in various fights around the world, including against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, and now he was returning the favour.
“I’m jetlagged to f***. It’s like three in the morning where I’m from,” Fury said at a press conference on Monday.
“Me and Joe are like brothers and he’s supported me in my career, in Las Vegas and all over the world, so I’m here supporting him in his fight in Melbourne.”