Frank Warren, co-promoter for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, says a deal is inching closer for an undisputed fight with WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Earlier this month, Usyk was ringside at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as he watched Fury batter and stop Derek Chisora to retain his belt.
After the fight, Fury and Usyk went face to face and traded words.
"There's a big will to make this fight happen between both camps," Warren explained to IFL TV. "It's just a matter of where and how much. But absolutely they're good people to deal with and we're all pretty positive about getting it over the line.
"I said that about [Anthony] Joshua a few months ago so I don't want to tempt fate until it's signed it don't mean nothing as I always say. But at the moment everybody looks like they want it to happen, especially the fighters and it's a great fight, a big fight..."
The bout is currently targeted for the first quarter of 2023, with the Middle East appearing to be the likely destination for the event.
A bout agreement is being issued out in the coming days.
"The date will probably be in March," Warren continued. "That's basically where we're at, early March. But no location has been finalized, once we get the fight done then the rest will just fall into place, we're still negotiating as to the site but until we've got the fight done then we've got nothing. Let's get the fight done and then get to where it's going to take place. You never know, it could take place at Wembley.
"I'm confident that the people we're dealing with in Alex [Krassyuk] and Igis [Klimas] as well as Bob Arum that we're all of the same mind and of the same opinion of getting this on. I'm quite confident that we can get it on, but it's got to be signed and we are moving in the right direction, at least. We've got a contract being issued."
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