Eddie Hearn has revealed that he’s spent the holiday period visiting potential host countries for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury in 2021.
The pair agreed financial terms to fight last year and AJ came over his final hurdle with a ninth-round knockout of Kubrat Pulev.
Now, Fury must resolve his ongoing legal situation with Deontay Wilder over their rematch contract in order to completely clear the pathway for a showdown with Joshua in 2021.
Hearn told iFL TV: “There’s been conversations every day for the last two weeks on that fight.
“A lot of the travelling I’ve been doing lately is to look at where that fight can be staged as well.
“We have an agreement [on the financial terms] that was agreed a long time ago and nothing’s changed.
“We are not looking to go back on that agreement, I don’t think Tyson Fury is looking to go back on that agreement.
“And we are in the position now of drafting paperwork to try and move forward with that fight.
“I think from a pandemic point of view it’s difficult because the world is changing every day.
“One minute something is opening, one minute something is closing.
“But that fight is planned for the end of May/early June and I don’t see anything getting in the way of it…
“We’ve been drafting contracts, it’s not signed, but the [financial] deal has been agreed for a long time, we’ve confirmed that in writing.
“I feel like the fight is virtually there to be honest with you. We’re in the final stages of everything that’s got to be worked out.
“There have been meetings taking place on where this fight can be held.
“There’s various countries. I’ve visited a few of them in the last few weeks and days and I think we’re in a good position.
“There’s some wacky stuff. There’s some stuff you’d expect.
“I know everyone wants it in the UK but at the moment they’re not even allowing boxing. [It’s] unlikely.”