Tyson Fury has confirmed he will take on UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic next year.
A date and location for the fight has not yet been decided but venues being considered are thought to be the USA or Saudi Arabia.
But the pair will fight in the boxing ring rather than the Octagon.
It would be the second time UFC has clashed head on with boxing.
That move ended badly for Irish UFC champ Conor McGregor and there are fears that Miocic will suffer similar humiliation.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather outclassed McGregor in a massive pay-per-view clash in 2017.
He out-boxed him in a tenth-round stoppage.
The plucky Irishman looked like a duck out of water with all the boxing grace of a lumbering elephant.
Confirming the Miocic bout, Fury told mtkglobal.com: “Stipe says he wants to box me, that would be a good fight for sure.
“After I get Wilder out of the way I’ll fight Stipe in a boxing match if he wants it.
“It would be a big crossover fight like Mayweather and McGregor.
“I’m open to that fight so he should come and see me.”
Miocic is an American UFC heavyweight champion.
The 37-year-old is of Croatian descent.
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