Tuesday 13 September 2022 11:15 BST
Anthony Joshua’s team have confirmed they have agreed to terms set by Tyson Fury’s team ahead of a potential fight on December 3.
Joshua’s 258 Management and Matchroom said on social media that communication had been cut off due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and they were awaiting a response.
Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, has since replied, “The contract will be with you very soon.”
Fury recently challenged Joshua to a long-awaited all-British showdown and offered the two-time world champion a 60-40 purse after it emerged a possible undisputed clash against Oleksandr Usyk would likely have to wait until 2023.
The 34-year-old initially pointed to November 26 at Wembley or December 3 at Cardiff as potential dates for the fight.
The Gypsy King marked his return to the UK with a sixth-round knockout victory over Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April, and preceded to reiterate his intention to retire before informing the WBC that he had the intention to resume his career at the end of last month.
Joshua, who suffered a split decision loss to Usyk in last month’s rematch, entered the WBC rankings at No. 6 this week.
The pair were due to fight in August 2021 before plans were overturned by an arbitration judge ruling that Deontay Wilder was contractually entitled to a third fight against Fury, which the American heavyweight would lose by 11th-round knockout.