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Eddie Hearn has claimed a deal could be in place for Anthony Joshua against Tyson Fury by the end of next week. The promoter is rising the undisputed heavyweight clash around the globe in a bid to get the fight on in July.
He said: “We always had a time frame in place in the agreement that everybody signed. That can be extended but it’s not the intention to extend it and we are all working to that time frame.
“Really I think end of next week it will be done. Talks have progressed extremely well and we’re closing in on securing the venue and there will be an announcement in due course.
“We’re at the stage where it’s probably best not to say much more than that. Wembley is not out of the running but having spoken to them they have to be in a situation where they need full capacity and their first job is trying to get that for the Euros. If we can be guaranteed that it may enter some discussion but I don’t think so.”
Hearn says both fighters will be presented with several options next week on a site deal which will include details about the money they will get from the fight.
He said: “We can’t wait. AJ has started his training camp and Fury has been training very hard. They all want the fight. They are going to be presented with a few proposals on where to do the fight and everyone has to agree on where to do it. There is no other fight out there that comes close for either guy. July is the date.”