Anthony Joshua is pushing for his blockbuster unification against Deontay Wilder to be at Wembley in September.
Negotiations are at a key stage with Wilder’s camp claiming they rejected an £8.8million offer from Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn.
The Americans are set to put forward their own terms in the next 48 hours, but aside from the financial split of a fight that would be worth an estimated £70m, Joshua and Hearn are pursuing a scenario that would see the first leg of a two-bout arrangement taking place at the national stadium.
Hearn told Sportsmail: ‘The fight itself is a fascinating one and there are many places and ways to do it. Anthony feels strongly that after all we have built here in the UK, this is where the first one should be — ideally September at Wembley Stadium, but we will see.’
Wilder’s camp have previously declared they are willing to come to the UK this summer for a showdown that would pit the American’s WBC title against Joshua’s IBF, WBA and WBO belts.
Hearn said: ‘Whether that fight happens next or the fight after depends solely on the Americans.
‘I saw many reports about the amount of money in this fight. This week we submitted an offer of more than five times (Wilder’s) highest purse and we will continue dialogue over the next couple of weeks.’