Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have “approved” the site’s offer for their undisputed world heavyweight title fight this summer, promoter Eddie Hearn said.
Rival Britain’s champions have considered ‘multiple’ offers to stage their successful battle, with the winner becoming the sport’s No.1 heavyweight.
Matchroom boss Hearn, who met Fury on Tuesday, has yet to reveal a date and location, but has confirmed that unified champion Joshua and the WBC title holder have reached an agreement on a venue.
Hearn said Behind the gloves: “Both parties have approved the site offer they want to accept, and now we are finalizing the site deal and we are in a great position.
“I saw Tyson yesterday. I just texted him and said, ‘I’m in Vegas, I’m at your hotel if you fancy a cup of tea.’
“We just spent five or 10 minutes together and it was good, because I’m not representing Tyson Fury, so I don’t know what’s on his mind. What he basically cemented in my mind is that this is the only fight he wants, and I know it’s the same with AJ.
“It’s just good to say, right, we’ve got the offer, we all approve. We’re moving forward now. We’re good.
“It has been agreed by both parties, the option we will take, and you will get the date very soon and the official announcement.”
Saudi Arabia, America, China, Qatar, Singapore, Dubai and Britain are all vying to host Joshua vs Fury, which Hearn says will take place this summer.
“One hundred percent,” he said. “That’s the thing. Everyone wants this fight ASAP.
“There is no option for this fight to take place at the end of the year, and I made it clear. The hardest thing about securing the site is in this world where we live today, most people would like to launch it November, December. It is not available. It was never available.
“What was available was a summer fight for the undisputed world heavyweight championship. That’s what you’re going to get. Both guys want two fights this year. One will be in the summer and the other will be in the summer. in December.”