Boxing: Joseph Parker eyes fight with American Bryant Jennings

Joseph Parker
Joseph Parker will be looking to bounce back from his first professional loss. Photo credit: Photosport

A trip to the United States is on the cards for Joseph Parker as the Kiwi looks to bounce back from the first professional loss of his career.

The former WBO heavyweight champion was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision loss to Anthony Joshua in Cardiff in April in a unification bout.

ESPN is reporting the 24-1 26-year-old is working alongside his Top Rank promoters in securing a fight with American Bryant Jennings.

The bout would be the headliner for an ESPN card in August at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City.

Bryant Jennings is riding a four fight win streak.
Bryant Jennings is riding a four fight win streak. Photo credit: Getty

Jennings (23-2) is riding a four fight win streak with his only two losses coming against heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz and former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

Top Rank executive Carl Moretti hopes to finalise a deal between the two heavyweights in the coming days.

"It's a fight we're working on and it's a fight we'd like to do but there are a lot of moving parts," Moretti told ESPN.

"Sometimes they get made and sometimes they don't."

33-year-old Jennings would provide a high calibre challenge for Parker as both fighters push back towards title contention.