Anthony Joshua has accepted all terms offered to him by Tyson Fury’s team, moving a superfight on December 3 ever so closer.
Negotiations have been promising and the latest from AJ’s management, 258MGT, is that they agreed to the terms presented last Friday.
In a statement on Twitter, they say communication was briefly halted due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II but they are awaiting a response.
Joshua would be making a fairly swift return to the ring, having only recently been in the squared circle with Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
Image: AlamyFury, meanwhile, had said he was retiring following on from his knockout win over Dillian Whyte at a sold-out Wembley in April but was quite clearly bluffing.
Even without all the belts involved, Fury vs Joshua is seen as one of the biggest fights in the history of boxing.
Fury revealed he was offering his rival a 60/40 purse split in order to make sure there were no excuses and Matchroom Boxing head honcho Eddie Hearn confirmed that proposal was accepted – although that arrangement would be reversed for the rematch.
It appears as though Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, where Fury recently appeared for WWE’s historic Clash of the Castle pay-per-view, will be the location.
Image: AlamyHowever, it was ruled that he had to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time instead.