Anthony Joshua on Tuesday, September 13, accepted terms for a fight against Tyson Fury in December, his management company has said.
In a tweet, 258 MGT said that it and Matchroom Boxing, Joshua’s promoter, had “accepted all terms” presented to it by Fury’s team on Friday.
The date being suggested is Saturday 3 December.
The update was not made public last week “due to the Queen’s passing”, 258 MGT added.
They are “awaiting a response”.
Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, replied “contract will be with you very soon”, accompanied by a boxing glove emoji.
Fury recently challenged Joshua to a long-awaited all-British showdown and offered the two-time world champion a 60-40 purse.
That was after it emerged that a prospective undisputed clash against Oleksandr Usyk was unlikely to happen until 2023.
Fury, 34, initially highlighted 26 November at Wembley or 3 December at Cardiff as potential dates for the fight.