Anthony Joshua’s £200 million fight with Tyson Fury could be signed as early as next week.
Sportsmail understands Joshua is due to meet with his promoter Eddie Hearn this week to discuss the finer details of what will be the biggest bout in British boxing history.
A first draft of the fight contract was exchanged a fortnight ago, and with the exception of a handful of unresolved minor points, including the order of the ring walks and whose name appears first on the billing, there is believed to be a clear path to the completion of the paperwork.
The location of the fight will not be finalised until after the contracts are signed, but the Middle East remains the likeliest destination for a date in June.
There has been interesting from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, the US, Australia and Singapore, with a large site fee required to partially cover the huge purses for both men.
The split for the fight will be 50-50 between Joshua, the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion, and Fury, the holder of the WBC belt.
The proposed rematch is understood to be on the terms of the winner of the first fight drawing a favourable 60-40 split.