Joseph Parker has an accountant and lawyer in his management team, which includes members of his family, but this is his attention to the detail that the heavyweight boxer reads every last line of his fight and promotional contracts.
It is said that he is well aware of his various tax obligations and when you fight abroad as a "professional entertainer," putting a metaphorical crochet into that box can be a complex job, not to mention dry.
So, how he sits tonight with David Higgins and his other close advisers to discuss the great deals to fight with a large number of fighters he received from overseas promoters Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum – two main players in the sport together with publicity Deontai Vilder Al Haimon – Parker will know exactly what's at stake.
We're talking about million dollar contracts for a five or six-fight package. Perhaps there will be a temptation to stay and wait until the Derek Chisore fight in London in July – Parker is probably the next match – but as the 27-year-old Nevalander knows too well, there are no guarantees in this game. Victory could bring added value, but another defeat would send his shares to fall through the floor.
Two professional losers of Parker came to the United Kingdom and he got ordinary court cases in both cases, so returning as "independent" would be extremely risky.
In the fight against Anthony Joshua in frozen Cardiff in March last year, the eccentric order would not let the fighter to approach and exchange – in real terms, Parker is the only hope for victory.
In an even worse presentation of the trial in the fight against Dillian Wyte during the London hotwave four months later, Parker burned a judge who did not notice that Englishman first broke his head.
Due to Parker's financial security, now is the time to reach an agreement; in retrospect, this was probably supposed to be last year because in December last year, he received very little from the battle against extreme Alecander Flores in Christchurch, except for the predictable knockout of victory.
The father of two girls, and the other soon, made about $ 13 million from the Joshua fight – effectively cost-effective from his VBO world heavyweight championship over Andi Ruiz Jr at the end of 2016 – and an agreement with Hearn or Arum to map his future to the future in the next two years.
Who is the favorite for signing Parker? If I were a gambler, I would choose Hearn, an Englishman with whom Parker and David Higgins fit well, and an individual, more to that point, with the support of one of the richest men in the United Kingdom. Hearn has the cash to come back – perhaps more than Arum from the Top Rank.
If Parker returned to London, which was recently signed in Hearn's stable, he and his team would probably feel that they would get a better class of decision-making from officials.
It's just a professional boxing, often a rugged sport that has broken many and made a lot, and in this place you can put Parker in the second category thanks to his undefinable physical talents and mental power, but also his intelligence and determination.
The Parker support team is comprehensive and caring, but no decision has been made without its signing, and as he is the one who puts his health at risk every time he comes to the ring, as he needs.