The Associated Press is reporting that two-time former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman may fight in Istanbul, Turkey sometime in May.
The AP says Rahman is very close to completing a deal that would pit Rahman against tough contender Sinan Samil San in a bout that would pit two of the division's top four heavyweight contenders against one another.
"We're in serious negotiations and expect to complete them by next week some time," Rahman's manager, Steve Nelson told the AP.
Rahman is currently ranked fourth in the world by the WBC and has not fought since losing his WBC title to Oleg Maskaev last August. Sam is the WBC International champion and is ranked third in the world by the WBC. Sam has won three in a row, including a 12-round unanimous decision against Bob Mirovic last November.