The fight boxing fans have been waiting for is edging ever closer to confirmation.
According to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder are close to agreeing terms for what will be a ground-breaking unification title fight.
Hearn told Sky Sports News that both camps have showcased a real desire to make the fight happen and hinted that the two undefeated heavyweights could finally come to blows later this year.
“It’s very encouraging,” Hearn said. “I’m not going to say too much on it, because I don’t want to jinx anything. But I think there’s an opportunity there for someone to be a mediator to get the fight done.
“Clearly, the relationship between Team Wilder and Team Joshua is not the best. I think this is a route that is going to be very beneficial to the making of that undisputed fight.
“It’s not just about doing a deal with Wilder, it’s about doing a deal with Joshua.
Hearn continued: "They’ve got their work cut out, but the pieces are coming together. There’s a long way to go but we’ll see where it goes.
“Now I think there’s a strategy in place that could lead us to this fight. There’s a clear desire from both sides to make the fight (happen).”