Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom is crossing his fingers that a deal can be reached where Dillian Whyte could face Dominic Breazeale on the Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev undercard take place on October 28 in Cardiff.
Breazeale was scheduled to face Bermane Stiverne on November 4th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as part of the Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz undercard.
But after Ortiz failed a pre-fight drug test, Stiverne was moved up to the main event for a mandatory rematch with Wilder - and now Breazeale is left without an opponent.
Hearn would like to create a path where the Whyte vs. Breazeale and Wilder vs. Stiverne winners will collide in the first quarter of 2018.
"In an ideal world, Wilder will fight Stiverne, who is his mandatory. Get that out of the way and we'll fight Breazeale on October 28 and the winner can fight the winner early next year," Hearn told Sky Sports.
"Dillian Whyte's in a great position now. He's No 3 in the WBC, I think he's No 6 with the IBF, ranked with the WBO and the WBA, so that shot's coming."
According to Hearn, he is having a very hard time in securing a top opponent for Whyte to face.
Current IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is the only man to hand defeats to Whyte (21-1-1, 16 KOs) and Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs) - and both were ironically stopped in the seventh round by the unbeaten kingpin.
"It's very frustrating at the moment," said Hearn. "We've been through the whole rankings. People tell me the number they want to get in the ring with Dillian Whyte. I pay the money and they find an excuse not to fight him.
"He's a nightmare, because he's such a handful. I'm not saying he's the best heavyweight in the world, but what he is - is a handful. The only people that seem to want to fight Dillian Whyte is Anthony Joshua and Dereck Chisora. All these other heavyweights don't seem to want to get in the ring."