But in recent weeks, talks appeared to have stalled with the two parties at loggerheads over where the fight should take place; Wilder had previously offered Joshua $50m (£37m) to travel to the U.S. for the undisputed heavyweight showdown but the 28-year-old Olympic gold medallist has been adamant the fight should take place in the UK.
If everything agreed in discussions is included and they are happy with the date and venue, then Wilder will sign for the money-spinning bout. Deontay wrote to Joshua and said 'Hey, I accept your offer, let's fight in the UK.
"Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the UK".
Briton Joshua, with a professional record of 21 wins and no losses is the holder of the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles while Wilder who has 40 wins and no losses is the WBC world champion. The fact that both men are the height of National Basketball Association stars and have devastating knockout power will make the bout, should it happen, a must see for fans - even casual fans.
"We have agreed to the terms that [Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn] has put out to us for a fight in the UK", Finkel said.
"They gave us an offer, we were hoping they'd accept the U.S offer instead because there's so much money but instead since they haven't we've decided that if you don't want $50m then we're willing to come the United Kingdom and take your offer".
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But for now as Fury continues to get back in shape and makes a comeback, Joshua and Wilder are seen as the best of the heavyweights at this time.
"The $50M offer for him to fight me next in the United States is still available", Wilder said. We want the fight next, we're waiting for the contract and we're ready to go'.
Hearn recently claimed that a deal to fight mandatory WBA challenger Povetkin was "virtually done" but there's no telling how much of that was a clever ploy to force Wilder's hand and if that's what the Matchroom boss intended, he's absolutely nailed it.
A fight between Joshua and Wilder would see all major heavyweight world titles on the line.
Surely Joshua will agree and send the contract to Wilder.