The fight to finally decide the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world appears to have moved a step closer after promoter Eddie Hearn revealed he's had some very promising news on developments concerning a fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
DAZN, which signed unified middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez to an athlete-record five-year, 11-fight, $365 million deal last fall; Gennady Golovkin to a three-year, six-fight, nine-figure deal last week; and also is working with Joshua on a fight-by-fight basis, has made signing Wilder a priority.
In-turn, Matchroom Boxing CEO, Eddie Hearn, offered Wilder a multi-fight deal that would have given him $30 million for a fight with Joshua.
Joshua will make his United States debut at Madison Square Garden on June 1, but Jarrell Miller will be his opponent after terms could not be agreed for a heavyweight unification bout with Wilder. It's pretty clear that one fight people want to see is Anthony Joshua fight Deontay Wilder.
"It's very encouraging", Hearn said.
"There's an opportunity for someone to be if you like, a mediator to try and get it done", he said.
"They've got their work cut out. But there is now a strategy in place and a route in place that could lead us to an undisputed fight".
Two years on since Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko back in 2017, a fight between the two unbeaten heavyweights has been tipped to happen to determine who the best in the world is.
"We want to put the fights on that people want to see". It will be the first time the 36-year-old has fought since Alvarez inflicted the first loss of his career in September.
With Fury reportedly set to fight Oscar Rivas, Wilder ordered to fight Dominic Breazeale and Joshua fighting Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller, the division was in danger of going stagnant. If Wilder and Joshua both win their interim fights and Wilder signs with DAZN, they would likely meet for the undisputed title in the fall.