Tyson Fury’s big British heavyweight showdown with David Haye could be finally signed this week.
After weeks of posturing from both sides a verbal agreement was reached on Monday between the Morecambe giant’s uncle and trainer Peter Fury and Haye’s manager Adam Booth.
The fight set for September 28 at the Manchester Arena had looked in doubt at times in recent days, with Team Fury setting an end of June deadline for any issues to be sorted.
But eleventh-hour talks between the pair appear to have ironed out any differences, meaning the clash, with a 50-50 purse split worth up to £5 million to each fighter, looking set to get the go-ahead with an announcement expected as early as this week.
Peter Fury tweeted on Monday: “We have both amicably sorted the issues I am happy to say & hopefully now we can move forward to making this huge fight.”
Shortly after, Booth posted: “Thx 2 a great chat with peterfury today, we are at the final stage.
“We agreed ALL major points, and I have sent the contract over to them!”
Haye’s co-promotional agreement with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport means the fight would be shown on Sky Box Office.
Fury paved the way for the British superfight after pulling out of a final eliminator with unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev that would have decided the next mandatory challenger for IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko.
The Morecambe man’s last outing saw him pull himself off the canvas to stop Steve Cunningham.