While an agreement is in place, details have yet to be decided between the two sides.
“We are making great progress,” Hearn told Sky. “There is still a lot to overcome. We are looking at places and dates. ”
Hearn believes the first of two fights could take place next summer. As a WBA, IBO, IBF and WBO champion, Joshua, 30, has a mandatory defense against Dillian Whyte before he can fight Fury.
“There is a long period of time when Whyte should take a shot at the title,” said Hearn. “It is important to us. The main positive news is that Joshua and Fury have agreed on two fights, essentially. The hardest part of any agreement is the financial element. I believe we are in a great place where the two guys have agreed on what it should be. We have not signed contracts because there are still things to settle. We’re trying to get to a place where they can be written, for 2021. The two guys agree. An agreement was proposed and accepted by both parties. ”
Joshua (23-1) last fought in December when he regained his titles in a unanimous victory over Andy Ruiz, who had previously awarded Joshua the only flaw in his shocking TKO record upset seven rounds in June 2019.
The 31-year-old Fury (30-0-1) just demolished Deontay Wilder by TKO seventh round in February to win the WBC heavyweight title.