Eddie Hearn, promoter for WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney, is still confident a deal can be reached for a high-profile unification with WBA, WBO, WBC Franchise, IBF champion George Kambosos.
Three division champion Vasiliy Lomachenko was the frontrunner to face Kambosos on a May date in Australia.
That scenario is now on the shelf, as Lomachenko returned to his home country of Ukraine to assist the local military with their resistance against the ongoing invasion by Russia.
Haney is offering to travel over to Australia to face Kambosos for all the gold.
Their bout would settle the ongoing debate over which boxer is the actual WBC world champion of the weight class.
Hearn has been aggressively pursuing the fight and confidently believes the two sides will ultimately reach an agreement.
"I believe this fight is going to get to closed. I think that obviously the Ukraine situation with Lomachenko rules him out of the mix as well here," Hearn told The DAZN Boxing Show.
"Talks have been very positive between DAZN and Matchroom, Haney, DAZN and Lou DiBella. I just feel that we can close this fight and it’s a must-make. The undisputed lightweight world championship in a stadium, in Australia, give George Kambosos his day. Give Devin Haney, who I believe is one of the biggest emerging stars in the sport, his opportunity to become undisputed champion. If George wins, we can run it back in America, not a problem."
Kambosos shocked the sport in 2021, when he dropped and outboxed heavily favored Teofimo Lopez to capture the unified crown at 135-pounds.
Last year was Haney's best in terms of his opposition. He picked up twelve round unanimous decision wins over former world champions Jorge Linares and Joseph Diaz.