The mega-fight between world heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is inching closer to reality.

According to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, negotiations are moving forward in a positive manner as he attempts to broker one of the most lucrative fights in boxing history.

“We’re close. Backwards and forwards with contracts at the moment,” Hearn told Sirius XM.

“Things have been progressing really well over the last week. 

“I really believe you will see that fight May/June, everyone’s working well in the right direction.”

WBC king Fury and WBA Super, WBO and IBF title-holder Joshua agreed in principle to a two-fight series last year as they seek to unify the heavyweight championships.

With Fury’s trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder falling through and Joshua stopping mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in December, the heavyweight champions’ camps could finally discuss the finer points of the contract. 

The first Fury-Joshua bout is expected to take place in either the Middle East or the UK.