Boxing: Joseph Parker's second shot at the big time comes with Eddie Hearn

Joseph Parker's sure his revamped management setup will propel him back into heavyweight boxing's world title contention.

Parker has left Duco behind, signing a lucrative three-fight contract with Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn.

That means the kiwi is stepping into the ring with boxing's new power-player and a deal reportedly worth NZ$6million.

He chose Hearn over American promoters Al Hayman and Bob Arum.

"We all felt that Matchroom was the best because of our dealings with them in the past," Parker told Newshub.

"But also they have a big stable of heavyweights that we can pick and choose who we want to fight."

Parker's experience with Hearn comes from losses against two of his star heavyweights  - heavyweight kingmaker Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.

Eddie Hearn, head of Mchroom boxing.
Eddie Hearn, head of Mchroom boxing. Photo credit: Getty

Now, Hearn wants to rebuild Parker's career,  at just 27-years-old, which is relatively young for a heavyweight

"I want to see him win a world title," Hearn told Newshub.

"Whoever has those World titles, that has to be the focus, but first I want to give him a good win and get some exposure in the U.S - keep him nice and active as well."

But old promoter and close friend  David Higgins remains part of the picture as Parker's manager.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," said Hearn

Boxing: Joseph Parker's second shot at the big time comes with Eddie Hearn

Signing with Hearn makes possible re-matches with Joshua and Whyte easier to negotiate.

It also increases Parker's market reach.

"Eddie Hearn has got massive distribution," said David Higgins.

16 shows a year in Europe. 16 shows a year in the United States,  and he's backed by Sir Leonard Blavatnik."

Parker's first assignment is against American journeyman Eric Molina in four weeks in Rhode Island.

If the Kiwi proves himself over three fights, Hearn is thinking long term.

"I know he loves a challenge," said Hearn.

"I know his style is exciting and he can be part of some great fights in a very fruitful time in the heavyweight division."

Despite his stocks being low, Joseph Parker's signed on for a second shot at the big time.