Eddie Hearn has confirmed to Sky Sports that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have agreed a two-fight deal, with the first set to take place in 2021.
The two British heavyweight title holders have been holding talks ever since Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder back in February this year, setting up a blockbuster fight with Joshua.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports: “We are making great progress. There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at venues and dates.
“We have the Dillian Whyte mandatory which is due before this fight. Its fair to say Joshua and Fury are in agreement regarding the financial terms of the fight.
“We’ve been talking to Fury’s management team, giving them assurances from Joshua’s side that all the details on the structure of the deal is approved from our side, and it is from Fury’s side too.
“We are in a good place, its fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight. Two fights.”
Tyson Fury tweeted not long after the news was confirmed: “Its official. Fury vs Joshua agreed for next year. I have got to smash Deontay Wilder first then I will annihilate Anthony Joshua.
“Massive thanks to Daniel Kinnerhan for making this happen. God bless.”