Promoter Eddie Hearn, who guides the career of IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, is very confident that his boxer is capable of scoring a knockout over WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

A fight between Joshua and Wilder has been widely discussed in the last two years, but the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement.

Earlier this month, Wilder fought to controversial draw with Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

It now appears that Wilder and Fury are heading directly to a highly anticipated rematch.

But Hearn is very eager to delay that contest, and instead finalize a deal between Joshua and Wilder.

When they step in the ring, Hearn believes Wilder will get knocked out cold. 

“Joshua would be a lot easier to hit (than Fury) but I also think Joshua would take (Wilder) off his feet and knock him spark out," Hearn told The Sun.

“If Josh fights Tyson it's going to be the most amazing event but it's also going to be quite an awkward night. If he fights Wilder it's going to be X-rated because someone's head is getting taken off. If that goes 12 rounds, Joshua against Wilder, I'm quitting the sport. Because that's ridiculous, that's not possible.

"We want Wilder. That's the difference. I think if it was man on man and there were no belts, nothing, I think Joshua would probably prefer Fury. There's always been the ‘oh he was the champ, you won his belts’ and stuff like that so maybe that's in his head a little bit but he wants to be undisputed.' I think in the back of his mind, he wants to do a job on Fury as well. He wants to do a job on both of them and he's going to violently do that.”