Anthony Joshua's next fight looks to have been confirmed - and will pit him against a familiar foe as he takes on Ukranian bruiser Wladimir Klitschko in a repeat of April's 11-round epic.

Promoter Eddie Hearn told Boxing News he was content "it's happening" following meetings about the potential re-match, with Klitschko and his manager Bernd Boente set to continue discussions this week.

Watford's own came up against his sternest test of his career in the form of the 41-year-old veteran on April 29, and was floored for the first time in his career in the sixth round of their first fight, at Wembley Stadium.

He regained his composure to send Klitschko to the canvas in the 11th round following a textbook uppercut - and continued his perfect record of 19 wins by knock-out in the process.

Hearn said: "We’re looking at all the potential sites for the rematch. It’s not really a case of them having to let us know by a certain date. For us, it’s happening.

“Until he turns round and says ‘no, I’m retiring,’ we’re full steam ahead. At the moment all I can tell you is that it’s happening because we haven’t heard otherwise."

Hearn added in a seperate interview Cardiff's Principality Stadium was among those being considered to host what is sure to be a true spectacle of boxing, as Joshua looks to retain the IBF and WBA belts he picked up against Klitschko in their first meeting.

Other venues outside of the UK are considered more profitable for the fight, but the partisan support for the former Finchley ABC man may see any re-match take place on these shores.

Kubrat Pulev remains the mandatory challenger for Joshua's IBF crown, but discussions are ongoing as to whether another date with Klitschko can be arranged first.