Alexander Krassyuk, promoter for Oleksandr Usyk, feels confident that a deal will get made for his boxer to face IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Usyk, a former undisputed cruiserweight champion, is Joshua's mandatory challenger under the WBO.
For the last few months, Joshua was trying to finalize a full division unification with WBC champion Tyson Fury.
But that scenario suffered a major blow on Monday, when an arbitrator ordered Fury to honor a rematch obligation to Deontay Wilder. Their trilogy fight is being put together for July 24 in Las Vegas.
And according to Krassyuk, there are ongoing to discussions for Usyk to challenge Joshua at Wembley in August.
"We never had any bad relations with [Joshua's promoter] Eddie [Hearn]. So we’ve been in touch before and we are in touch even more often today and yesterday and the day before yesterday," Krassyuk told Pep Talk UK.
"We are now in front of fighting AJ. I think the most probable way it should go now is AJ with Usyk. We didn’t have much time to discuss the options, so the principle location that is under discussion at the moment is Wembley. With all my respect to Saudi Arabia, it might be a little too hot in August over there.
"But if it goes to Saudi Arabia, also happy. If it goes to Ukraine, even more happy! If it goes to any other place in the world, we are happy because we are facing the very best in heavyweights. And this is the best way to prove yourself. I think this week is the deadline for everyone. So end of this week the whole world will know that Fury vs AJ on August 14 is finished.
"And instead of one fight we are getting two fights. AJ is going to fight Usyk and Fury is going to fight Wilder. When I gave [Usyk] a call, he didn’t pick up. I left a message, a short one, like 'Are you ready to face AJ?' and he called me back in half an hour and explained that he was already crossing the English channel on his way to London."