Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight a close deal

Anthony Joshua, who is undefeated in his professional career may have his toughest bout so far against Wladimir Klitschko.

By: AP | London | Updated: October 16, 2016 10:59 pm
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A boxing promoter says a deal is close to being agreed for IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to fight Wladimir Klitschko.

Klitschko, the former IBF, WBO and WBA champion, would represent the most difficult fight of the undefeated Joshua’s professional career.

The WBO and WBA heavyweight belts given up by Tyson Fury could also be up for grabs in the fight, which is set to happen in the northern English city of Manchester later this year.

Promoter Eddie Hearn told the BBC that “terms are virtually there between the two now. There are plenty of things that have got to fall into place.”