Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn are working on an interesting plan for the undercard of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s huge heavyweight clash.
Negotiations are ongoing between the sides to make the undisputed heavyweight title fight and, if it comes to fruition, there will be several other fights on the show.
Fury is co-promoted by Bob Arum and Frank WarrenMikey Williams/Top Rank
Arum told Sky: “We talked about the undercard and Eddie made a really good suggestion – that we have Matchroom fighters against fighters from our side.
“That would be pretty good. It would be interesting.”
A rare concept of crossover fights could provide a number of interesting match-ups between Hearn’s Matchroom fighters and Arum’s Top Rank fighters.
Fury is co-promoted by Frank Warren alongside Arum and so his Queensberry fighters could also get in on the act.
Joshua is promoted by HearnMark Robinson/Matchroom
Regarding the latest progress towards making the fight, Arum added: “I don’t want to make a deadline, but I just can report that everything so far has been going splendidly and we hope to have a signed document within the next couple of weeks.
“That might not provide for a site, because we can have a document that the fighters would have signed and then have a mutual agreement clause of the site.
“We’re all on the same page, as far as I can see.
“I’m 95 per cent confident the fight happens, and I’m 100 per cent confident that my guy wins, and wins by knockout.”
Hearn and Arum have worked together on multiple fights in the pastMark Robinson/Matchroom
AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn said: “I don’t want to say too much, other than we’re going well.
“We’re now papering the fight, in terms of the contracts, a period of the fight, and looking out now in the next stages to go to the different various sites that have made offers and discuss the fight and the date with them.
“All I want to tell you really is we’re on track and I don’t see anything derailing it.
“We’re talking to Saudi Arabia, we’re talking to Qatar, we’re talking to Dubai, we’re talking to Singapore, we’re talking to China, we’re talking to America.”