Joseph Parker and his manager David Higgins are expecting a final decision to be made this week on a potential heavyweight clash with Derek Chisora.
They were scheduled to fight last month, with Parker forcing to withdraw after an illness due to a suspected spider bite.
Replacing Parker on the card was Olympic bronze medal winner David Price, who Chisora stopped in four rounds.
According to Parker and his handlers, they are going to hold talks with Eddie Hearn in the coming days to get a better idea of what happens with a rescheduled date against Chisora.
But Parker's handlers believe that Chisora's manager, David Haye, is steering his fighter in the direction of a clash with Oleksandr Usyk, who recently made his heavyweight debut and is currently the WBO's mandatory challenger.
"He hasn't won a world title, Chisora, so I think they are trying to look for the fastest and the best way of getting there, and they think Usyk is the best way of getting to a world title. But firstly it doesn't make sense, because he's not ranked and there's a lot of guys ranked before him. I'm not sure why they want that fight?," Parker said to Sky Sports.
"Obviously the fight was locked in for us both and I couldn't control what happened with the illness, but I want to reschedule the fight. I'm healthy, I'm fit, I'm ready to go. I know I can smash him, I know I can beat him. He's going to bring a lot of pressure, but I know I've got better boxing skill and better movement than the other guys he's faced.
"I told him before that I will retire him and I'll be his last fight. Lock in the fight, I'll put in a great show. He will get his money that he wants, but I will put him into retirement. He's had a good career."
Higgins explains that everything is settled on their end and it's up to Chisora - on whether or not the fight will happen.
"We've been advised by Joseph Parker's promoter Matchroom, led by Eddie Hearn, that we're going to get some answers next week on who Joseph might fight next, where and when," Higgins said.
"On our front, the deal is done. We have a three-fight contract with Matchroom, so the terms are all agreed. It's an easy one. Chisora wanted it, Parker wanted it. The only thing standing in the way is the Machiavellian David Haye."