Frank Warren has provided some positive news regarding a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, and insists a deal is on the brink of being completed.
Concerns arose this week when news broke that talks between Fury and representatives from Saudi Arabia had broke down, causing some to fear the fight may be in jeopardy.
However, Queensberry boss Warren told Talksport that talks were still progressing well and an agreement was not far away.
“We are very, very close to getting this done. Very, very close,” Warren said.
“His [Usyk] people are coming in tomorrow and I’m hoping we’re gonna get some news for everybody. We’re close to getting it done.”
Warren’s words will come as a relief to British fight fans, with fears beginning to emerge that negotiations could be subject to the same fate that befell talks for Fury to face Anthony Joshua last year.
The promoter also predicted that, should the generational contest get made, it would break pay per view records n the United Kingdom, envisaging a battle between the two elite heavyweights as having the potential to do around 1.5million buys.
“We broke the box office record with the fight vs Dillian Whyte last April. If we get this one on, I think that will break that record…
“I think it’s well in excess of a million [UK PPV] buys, one-and-a-half million.”
“It’s not like we’ve got to go and sell Usyk, he’s beaten Anthony Joshua twice, the public know who he is.”
“It’s not a tough sell at all.”
If Fury vs Usyk is finally agreed, it will be the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield back in 1999.