The fight the whole world is waiting for is finally going to happen.
After talks for a super-fight in December between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko broke down following the WBA's reluctance to sanction the fight, the boxing governing body has done a dramatic u-turn and agreed to let the fight happen in spring 2017.
This major update means that a fight between the pair for boxing's richest prize – the WBA World Heavyweight Super title – will take place at the start of next year, assuming Joshua defeats Eric Molina in Manchester on December 10th.
Announcing the news, Eddie Hearn said negotiations for the Joshua-Klitschko fight will now restart:
"It's been an arduous wait to gain official approval but we were delighted to receive the news that the WBA will official sanction the fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA super title.
We will now move forward with Bernd Boente and Team Klitschko in planning the date and venue knowing that victory against Eric Molina in Manchester on December 10 is more important than ever."
The WBA 'Super' title was vacated by Tyson Fury last month, who has been ruled out of action until he recovers from mental health problems.
This fight could break all kinds of records.
[via Matchroom Boxing]