Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, feels confident that his boxer, when the time comes, will overcome WBC champion Tyson Fury.

The two champions were in line to fight each other last month in Saudi Arabia - but an arbitrator ordered Fury to honor a rematch clause due to Deontay Wilder.

The third fight with Wilder will take place on October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

On September 25, Joshua will take part in a dangerous fight of his own, when he defends his titles against mandatory challenger Oleksnadr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Should both champions win their upcoming fights, a full division unification is likely for 2022.

And if that unification happens, Hearn has no doubts about the outcome.

"I believe AJ's getting better and better all the time, he will beat Tyson Fury," Hearn told the UMM YouTube channel.

"[Joshua] is so underrated. When you look at his resume, going back to Dillian Whyte, beating Charles Martin, fighting Klitschko, then Takam, then Povetkin, Parker, Ruiz, Ruiz, Pulev, Usyk, these are consecutive fights. There was no easy little gimmies on the way, do you know what I mean, that's something that like normally happens with a world champion that's been reigning five years.

"This guy's a throwback fighter, he's getting better and better, he needs all the respect in the world as a true heavyweight great now, not in time, let's appreciate him now. But I promise you that over time he will go down as one of the all time heavyweight greats. I promise. And by the way, he's a proper, proper lovely fella.

"He grafts his nuts off every single day, he lives the right life, he wants to improve as an individual and as a fighter every single day, and you have to respect that."