David Haye and Anthony Joshua look set for an appetising all-British heavyweight clash in the new year.
Speaking at the weigh-in for Joshua's fight with Dillian Whyte on Saturday, the pair told the Guardian they were expecting to meet in 2016.
Haye is starting his comeback from a three-and-a-half-year ring exile against Mark di Mori on Jan. 16 and, with both he and Joshua pursuing Tyson Fury's world belts, a meeting of two personable heavyweights would please the British boxing public.
"Hopefully I get through my fight and he gets through his fights, then without a doubt our paths are going to pass very shortly -- a world title, eliminator for a world title," Haye said.
"If he keeps doing what he's doing, there's no doubt we'll fight at some stage."
Joshua added: "You heard it here first. That's what it's about. As with a fighter's mentality, you've both got work to do beforehand. But some time, down the line, our paths will cross -- whatever it's for. You've got two great athletes. This is where you heard it first."
Haye last fought in July 2012 -- knocking out Dereck Chisora -- but has been told by Fury he will not be getting a look at his titles, with bad blood existing after Haye twice cancelled fights with the 27-year-old.