The Boston Herald is reporting; 

 

According to Howard, the fight has been verbally agreed upon and should be made official soon.

"I feel good about it. The guy’s a pretty good wrestler but all my career I’ve been fighting nothing but wrestlers so I think I’ll be ready,"said Howard.

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