Tyson Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum said he is hopeful of finalising a deal for a super-fight with Anthony Joshua in the next two weeks.
The Top Rank CEO has been locked in negotiations with Joshua’s representative Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport over a potential unification bout this coming summer.
And both camps now appear to be nearing an agreement, with Arum “95 per cent confident” the proposed heavyweight showdown will happen in 2021.
He told Sky Sports: “I don’t want to make a deadline, but I just can report that everything so far has been going splendidly, and we hope to have a signed document within the next couple of weeks.
“That might not provide for a site, because again, we can have a document that the fighters would have signed, and everything, and then have a mutual agreement clause of the site.
“We’re all on the same page, as far as I can see.
“I’m 95 per cent confident the fight happens, and I’m 100 per cent confident that my guy wins, and wins by knockout.”
Fury has not fought since dethroning Deontay Wilder of his WBC world heavyweight title back in February.
Meanwhile Joshua overcame seemingly the last hurdle in his path to Fury by beating mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev last month.
There were concerns Joshua would have to face his other mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk first or be stripped of his WBO title, but Hearn is already seeking out potential venues for the clash with Fury.
“I don’t want to say too much, other than we’re going well,” Hearn said.
“We’re now papering the fight, in terms of the contracts, a period of the fight, and looking out now in the next stages to go to the different various sites that have made offers and discuss the fight and the date with them.
“All I want to tell you really is we’re on track and I don’t see anything derailing it.”