THE deal for the biggest fight in British boxing history between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is set to be completed next week.
The two British heavyweights have been on a collision course since Joshua knocked out Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round at the end of last year.
And according to The Mail, both parties are nearing the point now where everything can be signed, but there are still THREE key details which need to be agreed.
One thing that needs to be sorted is who will ringwalk first, while the fighter who gets their name first on the billboard is also up for discussion.
And then the final major hurdle to overcome is the location of the fight.
Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has named Saudi Arabia as a potential venue for the bout, a country which staged AJ's rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.
The Middle East appears to be the frontrunner to host the fight, with the coronavirus pandemic making it near-impossible to put the event on in the UK due to the inability to sell out a full stadium.
However, it is still expected that the bout will take place at prime time for British fight fans.
Speaking about negotiations earlier this week, Hearn told iFL TV: "To be honest with you I don’t really wanna talk about the fight because I keep saying the same thing, don’t I? 'Two weeks, hopefully it’ll be done'.
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“I don’t wanna bore people, but I said to Bob, ‘I’m getting asked about it 20 times a day in interviews, what do you want me to say?’
“So what I’ll tell you – and I don’t think we should go too deep into it – is we’ve sent the contract, we’ve had minor requests for changes which all seem a reasonable discussion.
“And hopefully it shouldn’t be too long to go before an official announcement. Still some work to go, but we’re close.”
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