Venue agreed as Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury close in on British blockbuster

"It has been agreed by both sides, the option that we will take, and you'll get the date very soon and the official announcement."

Eddie Hearn has confirmed Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have approved a site offer to stage their undisputed showdown for the summer.

Fans are anxiously wondering as to when they can expect the British blockbuster but according to Matchroom Boxing's Hearn, they won't be waiting for too much longer.

Joshua currently owns three of four world titles while Fury has the other in the WBC belt after beating Deontay Wilder last year.

They have agreed a two-fight deal to determine the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis and it is believed Saudi Arabia are in pole position to host the first encounter.

Hearn told Behind The Gloves: "Both sides have approved the site offer that they want to go with, and now we're just finalising the site deal and we're in a great place.

"I saw Tyson yesterday. I just messaged him and said, 'I'm in Vegas, I'm in your hotel if you fancy a cuppa'.

"We just had five or 10 minutes together and it was good, because I don't represent Tyson Fury, so I don't know what is in his mind.

"What he basically cemented in my mind was, this is the only fight he wants, and I know that's the same with AJ.

"It's just good to say, right we've got the offer, we all approve. We're moving forward now. We're good.

"It has been agreed by both sides, the option that we will take, and you'll get the date very soon and the official announcement."

"One hundred per cent" the fight will happen in the summer, Hearn said. "That's the thing. Everybody wants this fight as soon as possible.

"There is no option for this fight to go at the back end of the year, and I've made that clear.

"The hardest thing about securing the site is in this world we live in today, most people would like to kick it to November, December. That's not available. It was never available.

"What was available was a summer fight for the undisputed world heavyweight championship.

"That is what you're going to get. Both guys want two fights this year. One will be in the summer and one will be in December."

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