Hershman to attend Fury bout

The unbeaten Mancunian heavyweight is mandatory challenger to WBO champion??Wladimir Klitschko and will move a step closer to facing the Ukrainian this summer if he disposes of Hammer at London’s 02 Arena.

Fury, 26, moved into pole position for a tilt at 38-year-old Klitschko by overcoming compatriot??Dereck Chisora last November.

Hershman was a leading figure in negotiating the unique pay-per-view collaboration that was agreed in order to allow??Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to arrange their long-awaited bout for May 2.

The HBO supremo is expected to follow that up by brokering a deal for Fury to fight Klitschko in the first heavyweight world title fight in nearly five years – the last being??David Haye???s defence of his WBA crown against Audley Harrison.

Klitschko, who also holds the??WBA and IBF belts, has suffered just three defeats in 66-fight career – his last reverse coming back in 2004 to Lamon Brewster.