Eddie Hearn, promoter for unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, says an undisputed fight with Tyson Fury would likely take place in early 2022.
Fury was scheduled to defend the WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder ins a trilogy fight on July 24th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The fight has now been postponed after Fury, and several members of his team, came up positive for COVID-19.
Both teams are now look at dates in the month of October.
Joshua, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO titles, is hoping to face Fury sooner than later.
The British superstar will first have to overcome mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.
Provided both Joshua and Fury come away with their titles, their showdown will happen in January or February, according to Hearn.
Initially, Fury wanted to fight Wilder and then take a stay-busy fight before a planned collision with Joshua. There was even some talk of facing Wilder in July and then fighting Joshua on a date in December.
Now that Fury's third fight with Wilder is heading to the month of October, a potential fight with Joshua will certainly not happen until next year at the earliest.
"I think that was pretty much the case anyway. But fighting September 25, it's very difficult to do a fight in December. And a lot of our conversations now about the undisputed fight are end of January, February," Hearn told IFL TV.
"So it probably helps [that Fury-Wilder was postponed]. Fury might've wanted to do another fight in November or December. And then the whole thing is, like, never-ending.
"I don't even know if [Fury-Wilder will] happen in October, to be honest with you. Who knows? But at least if this fight does happen and AJ beats Usyk successfully, then we've bought fought around the same time and then we can try and make the undisputed fight."