Anthony Joshua will sign a contract for a potential fight with Deontay Wilder at Wembley on April 13, says his promoter Eddie Hearn.

The unified world heavyweight revealed last week that his next two fights will be at the national stadium, with a WBA mandatory title defence against Alexander Povetkin expected to be staged on September 22, and Joshua is due to return on April 13 in front of a bumper 100,000 attendance.

Hearn remains hopeful that Wilder will be in the opposite corner on that date and revealed that Joshua will actually sign the contract now in a bid to kick-start negotiations again with the WBC champion’s team.