ANTHONY JOSHUA is transferring nearer to agreeing a deal to struggle Tyson Fury in Could or June, with talks ‘progressing rather well’.
The pair of heavyweight champions verbally agreed a double header in precept earlier within the 12 months.
Eddie Hearn pictured with Anthony Joshua Credit score: Mark Robinson Ltd
Legendary promoter Bob Arum with Tyson Fury Credit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
However after AJ dealt along with his necessary challenger Kubrat Pulev in fashion, knocking the Bulgarian out in December, the trail appeared clearer.
Now his promoter Eddie Hearn is in negotiations with Fury’s facet, repped by the legendary Bob Arum.
And Hearn revealed paperwork is being exchanged with a two-fight deal believed to be within the works, which could total £500million.
He instructed SirusXM: “We’re shut. Backwards and forwards with contracts in the meanwhile.
“Issues have been progressing rather well over the past week.
“I actually imagine you will note that struggle Could/June, everybody’s working effectively in the proper path.”
WBA, IBF and WBO unified champion AJ revealed he is ready to share the profits with his great rival equally and reassured followers the pair will lastly share the ring.
However he and Fury are sweating on whether or not, for the primary time in historical past, all 4 of the heavyweight belts will likely be on the road.
The Gypsy King has not fought since he brutally dethroned Deontay Wilder, 35, of the WBC crown in February.
And to drive by way of a struggle with AJ, Fury tried to stroll away from his contracted trilogy with Wilder, believing the stipulation expired in October.
The Bronze Bomber hit again by launching a authorized case, which is but to be resolved.
And AJ faces his personal headache with the WBO mandating him to fight No1 ranked contender Oleksandr Usyk next.
Joshua has already confirmed he’s willing to vacate the belt in order to fight Fury.
However Ukrainian Usyk hinted he would step aside to allow AJ and Fury to contest for all of the heavyweight marbles.
Usyk instructed SunSport: “All 4 belts may find yourself in the identical fingers of 1 individual.
“It could be a as soon as in a lifetime alternative. We should always all discuss and talk for that to occur as a result of it’s a actually massive occasion.”