As reported last week on BoxingScene.com, a heavyweight world title unification between Britain's Anthony Joshua and US rival Deontay Wilder moved a step closer after promoter Eddie Hearn, who handles Joshua, sat down with Wilder's managers Al Haymon and Shelly Finkel to discuss a 2018 encounter.
WBA, IBF and IBO world champion Joshua and the WBC title-holder Wilder want the match-up as part of efforts to unify the heavyweight division.
The winner of a Joshua-Wilder fight would also need to defeat New Zealand's Joseph Parker, the undefeated WBO champion, to hold all five heavyweight titles at the same time.
Joshua is hoping to fight Wilder and Parker in 2018.
So far it does not appear that Wilder will be his next opponent for a return being targeted in March or April.
There have been talks between the Joshua and Parker camps, but they are far apart on the money.
Parker is looking for something close to a 60-40 deal in Joshua's favor - while Joshua's camp members believe a 80-20 split is more realistic.
Joshua hopes to unify the entire division to get his name mentioned with the like of heavyweight greats like Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali.
"One hundred percent because we have done something credible, tangible and we have the assets to prove it. I always say the proof is in the pudding," Joshua told Dubai Eye 103.8.
"When I negotiate the fight [for all of the titles], once it's done, I'll announce it. I don't like to talk about 'I'm this, I'm that' when I haven't got it. So once I have it and I'm on the journey, say the fight is a week away, I'll say: 'I'm on the verge of mentioning my name alongside the greats like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.' At the minute, I'm a prospect and I know what the future holds but I'll just a keep a lid on it for now because we still have so far to go."