By Adrian Warren

Solomon Haumono will fight unbeaten Polish heavyweight boxer Marcin Siwy in Sydney next month and is eyeing New Zealand's world ranked Joseph Parker.

Rugby league star turned boxer Solomon Haumono will fight an unbeaten opponent next month in another step towards a potential clash with New Zealand's multi-world ranked rising heavyweight star Joseph Parker.

Haumono boasts a very respectable record of 23-2-2 (20 KOs) and was ranked 14th by the WBA at the end of last year.

The 40-year-old former NRL forward will fight Poland's Marcin Siwy (13-0, 6 KOs)at Sydney's Luna Park on February 17.

Haumono has won state national and regional titles since having his first professional fight in July 2000, on the same card in Sydney which another former NRL star, Anthony Mundine, made his pro boxing debut.

He is currently No.1 in the Australian National Boxing Federation national heavyweight rankings, but has had only half the fights Mundine has had.

"I've trained very hard in America," said Haumono, who has worked at the Long Life Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, where Roy Jones Jr, Mike Tyson and Sugar Ray Leonard were regulars.

"I'm ready for this, no-one is going to stop me.

"The Polish heavyweights are very strong.

"I want nothing less than a knockout."

One of the incentives for Haumono is a potential fight with Parker, who like him, was born in Auckland.

Haumono's management have already had contact with Duco Events, who are handling the career of Parker, who is 18-0, with 16 KOs, following his eighth round stoppage of Jason Bergman in Samoa last weekend.

Parker is top 15 ranked by all four major global boxing bodies and his profile is growing while Haumono's has dropped after he had a hiatus of almost two years, before resuming his boxing career in July 2015.

"Solomon Haumono would greatly enhance his chances of fighting Joseph Parker if he can get himself ranked in the IBF and the WBO and the WBC," Duco Events' director Dean Lonergan told AAP.

"Also Solomon has been off the map for quite some time, so what he needs to do is get himself in the media.

"If Solomon can make a big enough case for himself in the ratings and the media, it's a fight we'd look at, even after Joseph Parker potentially becomes the heavyweight champion of the world."

Duco will announce in Brisbane on Wednesday plans for their Australian world ranked welterweight Jeff Horn, who is slated to have his next fight in March.