Britain’s Anthony Joshua and Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko have agreed to fight each other, with an announcement expected in a couple of days, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
According to Hearn, the heavyweight fight needs to be sanctioned, with Joshua’s IBF belt and potentially the WBA and WBO titles on the line.
“Terms are virtually there,” he said.
On Wednesday, Britain’s Tyson Fury relinquished his WBA and WBO belts and his boxing licence was then suspended.
The British Boxing Board of Control revoked Fury’s licence “pending further investigation into anti-doping and medical issues”, after the 28-year-old admitted he had been taking cocaine to help him deal with depression.