David Higgins, the manager of former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, explains that an IBF final eliminator with Filip Hrgovic makes no financial sense.

Parker won a tough fight last month in his rematch with Derek Chisora.

The sanctioning body had initially ordered a final eliminator between Luis Ortiz and Hrgovic.

Ortiz, due to a hand injury suffered in last Saturday's knockout win over Charles Martin, turned down the opportunity - which is when the IBF offered Ortiz's opportunity to Parker.

Parker, like Ortiz, is hunting for bigger names and much more lucrative opportunities.

One of the fights that Parker would like to have is a rematch with former unified champion Andy Ruiz, who lost a close twelve round decision to the New Zealand boxer a few years ago.

"Joseph has a great profile in the UK and the Asia-Pacific region. The Holy Grail is to become a draw on both sides of the Atlantic, and only few have done that. For Joseph to grow his career he should look stateside, and look for big knockouts against American fighters," Higgins told Sky Sports.

"That gives him a worldwide reputation while he waits for his title shot. If you don't do that? You end up like Anthony Joshua - only respected in certain parts of London. A rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr would be fantastic. Parker beat Ruiz Jr in a very close fight in New Zealand. Had it have been in America, it may have gone the other way.

"Andy wants a rematch. Fighting him in America is interested because he has a cult following among Mexican-Americans. If Parker stuck to a game plan he would beat Deontay Wilder easily. Dillian Whyte? The long-awaited Whyte rematch would be interesting."

According to Higgins, the money being presented for a Hrgovic fight is way below what Parker generates for other contests - which makes it a very problematic option to even consider.  

"There is an economic problem with Hrgovic. When we built up Parker, we built a fan base in New Zealand. We funded, paying big money, to stage Parker vs Andy Ruiz Jr in New Zealand. Does Hrgovic have a home fan base anywhere? He has attained a high ranking but has no fan base so the money on offer is laughable for somebody like Parker," Higgins said.

"Also, this fight is at the back of the eliminator queue because the other belts must be sorted out. So Parker could fight Hrgovic for a payday that would barely cover his training costs, win, then sit out for a year waiting for his shot."