Judging from his own experiences inside boxing, David Haye believes fans will have to wait a little longer for an undisputed heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
The former heavyweight king is unsure as to whether the pair will emerge in a summer showdown and has predicted they are more likely to collide in November due to financial matters.
Both fighters want more than $100million and Haye believes the demand from both is more than justified.
"I'll be surprised if it happens before November," Haye told Sky Sports. "If it does happen before November, fantastic.
"Knowing boxing like I do, whatever offer they receive it's going to need to be ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous to get it over the line, and if it does get over the line, God bless both of them.
"They deserve every penny they earn, because they've both put it on the line. They've both sacrificed, they've both become heavyweight world champion in their own right.
"They both deserve to be in this big mega event. May the best man win when it finally does happen."
Both camps on the brink of agreement
"The teams will get together," Hearn has told Sky Sports. "I will try to see Bob Arum on Tuesday. We're nearly there.
"We have worked really hard and we don't want to give in.
"We're in a good place, nice and close. I can't do any more than I'm doing. People know that we're on the verge.
"Both guys are desperate to get moving. Joshua wants a date for the start of his camp. This is the sporting event of 2021.
"One lucky site will get good news next week and the whole world will stop to watch this fight."
By Ziyad Jamal