Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have finally ‘put pen to paper’ and signed a £200million two-fight deal.
The first match, which will be one of the biggest nights in British boxing history, is expected to take place this summer.
The winner will be crowned the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
Promoter Eddie Hearn told ESPN: “We’d like to get a site deal confirmed in the next month.
“The hard part is always getting everybody to put pen to paper but this was a major effort from all parties to get this over the line. You had rival promoters, rival networks and rival fighters.
“I actually feel we’ve done the hard part. Speaking for myself, Anthony and his team at 258 management, I know how hard we’ve worked hard these last couple of months and I just feel that this fight is so big it’s not a difficult sell.
“We’ve already had approaches from eight or nine sites. The offers have come from multiple countries in the Middle East, from Asia, eastern Europe and America.
“This is the biggest fight in boxing and one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
“It will be a major, major win for a country that wants to showcase itself.”
Joshua revealed he wanted to take Fury’s ‘head off his shoulders’ in an interview with The Guardian at the end of last year.
He told the publication: “Trust me, he knows what’s coming. All I wanted was his Rolex watch [because] he said before that spar: ‘If you can beat me up or knock me out, you can have my Rolex.’
“It was a good spar and I didn’t really know too much. It was just passion. Now I have some boxing IQ to go with my passion, it will be a great fight.”
Featured image credit: Anthony Joshua Instagram/Tyson Fury Instagram