Promoter Eddie Hearn believes that his fighter Anthony Joshua is the favourite heading into an undisputed super-fight against Tyson Fury later this year.

Hearn, who told Boxing Social that a deal for the heavyweight pair to meet deal is edging closer, says he is doubtful that WBC champion Fury will prove him wrong against unified king Joshua. 

“I believe Joshua is the favourite in this fight,” Hearn told Sky Sports. “I know that, with the bookies, Fury is. But I see the improvements that Anthony makes and the desire that he has got.

“But I’ve written Fury off before – against Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder. He proved me wrong. But I don’t believe he will prove me wrong this time.

“I believe our guy wins. But talk is cheap. We’ve got to roll the dice and find out.”