The promotion teams behind Tyson Fury and David Haye say they have agreed terms.
Last Updated: 02/09/13 4:32pm
David Haye and Tyson Fury have agreed to fight in September
Tyson Fury has confirmed he will fight David Haye in an all-British heavyweight showdown in Manchester on September 28.
The news comes after Haye said he had signed up to fight Fury and challenged his unbeaten opponent to consent to the bout rather than take on David Price's conqueror Tony Thompson instead.
Haye now has his wish, with Fury apparently the eagerly-awaited bout.
"David Haye and Tyson Fury, both world-ranked, charismatic and dangerous, have agreed to a highly-anticipated domestic showdown on Saturday September 28 at the Manchester Arena," read a joint statement from Hayemaker Promotions and Hennessy Promotions.
"It marks not only the biggest heavyweight encounter of 2013, but also the biggest fight staged in Britain for many years."
The fight, which will be rubber-stamped at a press conference on Thursday, is guaranteed to be a humdinger with both men capable of backing up their trash talk with explosive performances.
Haye (26-2) is a former undisputed cruiserweight world champion while he also held the WBA version of the heavyweight title before losing to Wladimir Klitschko two years ago.
He has fought just once since, beating Dereck Chisora last summer.
Fury (21-0), meanwhile, has stormed his way through the domestic division and is highly ranked by both the WBC and the IBF.
In his last fight against Steve Cunningham in April he was knocked down before gaining a seventh round stoppage.
Fury has yet to comment, either officially or via Twitter, on the news.