Popular boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn has confirmed the all-British heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury verbally.

The blockbuster bout is likely to take place between next May or June after a breakthrough in negotiations.

Hearn admitted that ‘minor issues’ need to be resolved before an official date is confirmed.

It is set to be one of the biggest British showdowns ever as the two giants to head-to-head to determine who will be crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

It is likely to be a two-fight deal worth a staggering £500m while the destination could be in the Middle East.

AJ overcame his first obstacle by breezing past Kubrat Pulev last weekend while Fury remains in a legal battle with Deontay Wilder over their failed trilogy of fights