Former World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is said to have accepted a £15million payment to allow a fight between Oleksandr Usyk vs Tyson Fury to happen in the future.
Usyk, the Ukrainian beat Joshua and took his titles last year and Fury beat Deontay Wilder to defend his WBC crown.
Fury was set to face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, but that has been delayed again due the huge news in boxing.
Joshua was set to face Usyk by activating his rematch clause, but is now said to have accepted the payment according The Telegraph.
Joshua is now reportedly set to face the winner of Fury and Usyk.
It would pave the way for a mega year of boxing with WBC champion Fury and IBF, WBA, and WBO belt-holder Usyk finally going head-to-head to unite the division.
Dillian Whyte was also in line for a showdown with Fury but is believed to be close to accepting a fee in the region of £5m to stand aside.
This comes a week after Fury’s UK promoter, Frank Warren hinted that a solution to sorting a heavyweight unification fight was in sight and that now appears to be the case.
‘It’s a saga but if we can keep things between us, we can get something over the line one way or another,’ Warren said at the time.
‘Everybody in boxing wants to see the undisputed fight between Tyson and Usyk, I want to see it just as a fan. So that is the fight we are trying to make.”