Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have “several” offers to stage their world title fight and promoter Eddie Hearn is “more confident than ever” that a deal will be finalized.
Rival champions Britain have signed contracts for an undisputed world title fight, but a three-week period has been set to reach agreement on a place and date for a huge summer showdown.
Fury tweeted Wednesday night that a deadline was “ in three days ” following criticism from his father John about the negotiations, but promoter Eddie Hearn intends to offer a number of offers to both fighters in the ‘by the end of this week.
“At the end of this week, fighters and teams will be presented with all the offers and options on the table, which will be multiple,” said Hearn. Sky Sports.
There will be around three or four offers presented to both camps this weekend, and then it’s up to them and the teams to discuss which one we want to take.
“We’re in a good position. I’ve seen John Fury’s comments. It’s almost like they don’t really want the fight. I’d like them to talk about it rather than denounce it.
“We are very much aware that there has been a global pandemic. We are fully aware that it is not easy, but we are grafting each other every day to achieve it.
“A little support would be nice, John and Tyson, thank you very much.
“Like I said, there will be about three or four offers presented to both sides this weekend and then it’s up to them and the teams to discuss which one we want to take. The dates of those fights.”
A number of potential sites are being considered, including Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Qatar and America, with a date expected to be announced in July.
“The same applies,” Hearn said. “Two fights this year. It’s a summer fight. That’s all we’re working on and as confident as it ever will be.
“I know there are negative people out there and people who believe we can’t do it, but we spend our lives doing things, and I believe we will, and I believe you will see this fight in the summer.
“The next step is basically getting everyone to agree on the place and the date, and they will have a number of options to choose from.
“There is no other fight for Tyson Fury. There is no other fight for Anthony Joshua. This is the fight. Everyone accepts it.”