Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury's summer showdown is in doubt with around 48 hours left to secure a site deal for a July date.
The are now real fears from inside both fighters' camps that the highly-anticipated bout won't happen this summer.
The silence this week from all the promoters involved suggests there is an issue in securing a financial package to get the undisputed heavyweight clash on.
Eddie Hearn claimed on Friday a site deal would be secured by the end of this week.
But, as of Wednesday night, no venue or fee from a host country had been agreed between all of the parties involved.
Hearn is still scrambling to get a deal from Saudi Arabia while Bahrain has also been mooted as a potential host along with Las Vegas and Macau.
Wembley remains an unlikely choice with the UK government unable to give any assurances over a full house at the national stadium this summer.
WBA, IBF and WBO champion Joshua and WBC title holder Fury signed contracts for the fight on March 12.
There was an agreement in place that a site must be secured within 28 days.
That deadline is believed to be Friday and that means the clock is ticking hence Fury's tweet this evening which read: "Three days left, the clock is ticking".
If nothing is agreed in the next 48 hours then the fight looks likely to be pushed back until November at the earliest.
Fury, who has not been in the ring since his win over Deontay Wilder in February 2020, will want to get back in action this summer and is planning to travel to the US for a training camp imminently.
He will push his American promoters Top Rank to secure him a June date against another opponent as he has a contract that stipulates two fights a year with ESPN.
Joshua will also have a decision to make over the WBO title with Oleksandr Usyk his mandatory challenger.
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