WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) is not planning to chase after Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) for too much longer.
Wilder is hoping to get in the ring with Joshua in his very next fight.
That is looking very unlikely, as Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn believes the fight needs a little more seasoning - and he feels the perfect way to season up that fight is to make a London showdown between Wilder and Dillian Whyte, who is ranked at number one by the WBC and also promoted by Hearn.
No problem for Wilder - if Hearn will include a contract clause where Joshua is guaranteed to the winner.
But Hearn is not interested in placing that type of clause in a Wilder vs. Whyte bout agreement.
"We’re not going to chase. We notified them that we’re ready, we want you, we’re calling you out. You noticed it and you know that we want you. [Hearn] can add all these Dillian Whyte’s and all these distractions to try to prolong it from happening it. I have no problem fighting Dillian Whyte, lets add Joshua to that contract and watch me come to England and whoop both of their asses," Wilder told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
"People think that the money is in Europe, but the money is really here in America to be honest. It seems like they’re popping but the money is and always will be in America. They may choose their path how the may, but at the end of the day, when you decide to come down this tunnel and see what lays on the other end of the light, I will be standing there waiting."
Wilder was in action earlier this month, when he blew away Bermane Stiverne in the first round of their rematch at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
And Joshua was in action last month, when he stopped mandatory challenger Carlos Takam in the tenth round in Cardiff. Whyte appeared on the undercard, when he dominated Robert Helenius for a unanimous decision win.