After weeks of difficulty, it appears as though a unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will finally be placed in the calendar.
Reports emerged Monday evening that Wilder had accepted terms to fight Joshua in the UK, where a king of the heavyweight division would be crowned.
Wilder will cross the Atlantic to face the Watford-native later this year, in a bout surely destined for Wembley Stadium.
With a string of stadium sellouts to his name, Joshua’s hand in the deal was considerably stronger than Wilder’s, with the ‘Bronze Bomber’ only capable of arena sell-outs.
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The American’s camp had been reluctant for the fight to take place in the UK, with fears regarding a loss in pay-per-view income for a fight taking place at 5pm in the USA.
As Matchroom Sport boss and Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn sends the contracts through to Deontay Wilder and his corner, the date for the meeting could be in the calendar by the end of the day.