Whyte recorded the biggest victory of his boxing career last night in front of a packed 02 arena.
‘The Body Snatcher’ sent Parker to the canvas twice before being saved by the bell in the final round after the New Zealander landed a near-knockout blow in a thrilling contest.
And it was Whyte’s hand which was held aloft by the referee after the judges gave a unanimous decision in the Brit’s favour.
The conversation immediately turned to Whyte seeking a world title fight against either Wilder or Joshua – who the 31-year-old lost to back in 2015.
Whyte has vastly improved since then, with his victory over former WBO champion Parker further proof of that.
And Haye believes the Jamaican-born Whyte has done enough to warrant a championship shot.
“I was very impressed, it was a great fight,” Haye told Sky Sports.
“For Whyte, it was about performing on this stage and showing he is one of the big boys in the division.
“He showed he deserves a crack at one of the world champions.
“Parker has never been knocked down in sparring or a fight before so that shows how powerful Whyte is.
“Both didn’t leave anything in the tank, Whyte took some tremendous shots in that final round, went down, and he showed true heart and grit.
“He learnt from the Anthony Joshua fight. In that one, when he got hurt, he tried to go toe to toe. This time, when hurt, he held and tried to survive.”