Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, indicates that there is heavy interest from numerous countries to host a full division unification between his boxer and WBC champion Tyson Fury.
The two teams for Fury and Joshua are engaged in serious negotiations to finalize a two-fight agreement - with the first meeting landing on a date in May or June.
The money was agreed upon months ago - with a 50-50 split between the two boxers for the first bout.
The location is another matter.
One thing is certain, the biggest fight in UK history will not take place in the UK - due to the strict restrictions involved with the coronavirus pandemic in the region.
But there is no shortage of countries with heavy interest in hosting the event.
When can the fight get finalized? Hearn believes a full agreement will get done within four weeks time.
“We’ve had over half a dozen offers from different countries and interest from another three or four,” said Hearn to The Mirror.
“We’ve had one from Australia, we’ve had conversations in Singapore and Saudi, Qatar, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in Eastern Europe, in America.
“The Middle East will be very aggressive and be front runners in this, but we’ve had a lot of offers from territories we might not have thought are players in this, but I believe they are. I think really someone said to me how long do you think before the fight contract is signed? And I said I think in the next four weeks.”
Joshua's only hurdle to overcome, is pressure from Oleksandr Usyk, who is the WBO's mandatory challenger. Usyk is willing to entertain a step-aside agreement to allow Joshua to fight Fury. However, that step-aside deal will not come at a cheap price.