A British superfight between Tyson Fury and David Haye could be officially signed by the end of the month.
Haye’s co-promoter Eddie Hearn said a deal for a clash between the two outspoken heavyweights is close and “could generate one of the biggest pay-per-view figures of all time”.
He told the Daily Star: “It’s now a case of getting both fighters to cross the line.
“It is a fight that will have enormous interest and it could generate one of the biggest pay-per-view figures of all time.
“I believe both fighters want the contest to take place because every fighter believes they can beat another fighter.
“We are now at a stage where this is close to happening.
“It’s a brilliant fight between a former world champion and an up-and-coming prospect in Tyson Fury.
“If this fight is going to happen it will be sorted out by the end of this month, that’s for sure.”
It is estimated Haye and the Morecambe giant could make £5 million each from the fight, which would be shown on Sky Box Office.
Fury was seen talking with the former WBA champion’s trainer and manager Adam Booth during Channel 5’s big night of boxing at the Glow, Bluewater in Kent on Saturday night.
The 24-year-old then claimed on live TV the fight was 99 per cent done, something which Haye dismissed while admitting the fight “would be fun”.