Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce will have their clash formally confirmed later this week.
Dubois, 22, and Joyce, 34, are both undefeated and have been on a collision course for some considerable time.
Joyce won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and has since reeled off 10 straight wins –– nine via stoppage –– as a professional, while ‘DDD’ is seen as one of British boxing's hottest prospects.
Dubois, whose sister Caroline has been named among the Team GB Olympics squad for boxing in Tokyo this summer, was last in action in December when he took out Japan’s Kyotaro Fujimoto inside two rounds at the Copper Box Arena in London.
The capital will be the location for the domestic showdown, which is set to be confirmed on Friday on national television programme Good Morning Britain, and Boxing Scene understands that April 11 will be the date for the fight at the O2 Arena.
Earlier this month, the promoter of the pair, Frank Warren, called the fight the “biggest risk” of his career and said at the time that the teams were “in peak discussions” and that “there [was] a will to get it done.”
Warren promoted his first licensed boxing event in 1980 and describes Dubois as “the best heavyweight I have been involved with,” while Joyce –– who had a challenge for the vacant European title snatched away from him last month after opponent Marco Huck was ruled out with a hand injury –– hasn’t boxed since last July and is likely to get a warm-up outing before facing Dubois.
Further details regarding the clash, including a full undercard, ticket prices and much more, will be revealed in due course.