Former heavyweight world champion Frank Bruno is backing Tyson Fury to beat Anthony Joshua in their slated unification showdown win the coming months.

Fury has been out of the ring since capturing the WBC world title in February 2020, when he stopped Deontay Wilder in seven rounds.

Joshua saw action in December, when he knocked out mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev to retain the IBF, WBO, IBO, WBA world titles.

Both boxers are on board with a two-fight series - with the first of the two bouts being targeted for a date in July.

At the moment, both parties are working hard to finalize a date and location for the initial encounter.

Bruno, who won the WBC heavyweight title in 1995, believes Fury possesses several advantages that will see him through in the contest.

While he respects the ability of Joshua - the veteran feels that the British is still needing more polish to sharpen up his skills.

“As for Fury versus Joshua, Fury is in front for me. He is a very dangerous guy because he doesn’t give a monkey’s who’s in front of him,” Bruno said to The Daily Mirror.

“He is a much better fighter than a lot of people give him credit for. He can move, he can punch, and he knows how to wind up his opponents with all different sorts of stuff.

“Anthony Joshua is very hungry as well but he still has a lot to learn. He needs a little bit more discipline and I don’t know how he lost to that guy Andy Ruiz Jr.

“I haven’t got anything against Joshua but Fury is a very underestimated guy and he’s a force to be reckoned with. As is Joshua, but Joshua needs a little bit more seasoning.”