(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – A deal confirming the £200million battle of Britain between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is just days away.
That’s according to promoter Eddie Hearn, who also hopes to have a date and venue for the undisputed heavyweight title fight finalised within the next month.
AJ and Fury are slated to meet in the first of two bouts this June or July – most likely in the Middle East – and Hearn said on Friday: ‘We are on the verge of giving everyone some great news.
‘I know I have said that two and five weeks ago but we are days away.’
He added: ‘Everyone has worked really hard on this deal and it’s taken a month longer than we would have liked to get everybody to sign. And when everybody signs, we know we have to go out and complete the site deal but it’s quite a big statement from both guys to put pen to paper and for all the teams to say: we’re moving forward, let’s go.’
It comes after Fury claimed he is ‘on holiday’ and is drinking ‘up to 12 pints a day’, with the fight ‘nowhere near’ finalised.