IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua fully expects the unification with WBC champion Tyson Fury to come off as planned.

Both sides have recently approved a fight offer - with Saudi Arabia reportedly the frontrunner to host the bout.

The site is being finalized by both sides, with the first of two meetings being targeted for the summer.

Joshua explained that he already signed his portion of the deal - and a solid offer has been sent over for Fury's potion of the signature.

Right now it's all about finalizing the date and location.

Fury has threatened to walk away from the fight, due to his growing time span of inactivity, but Joshua feels confident the showdown will happen this year.

"I've signed my side of the deal," Joshua told the Jonathan Ross show, which airs on Saturday on ITV.

"We've sent him [Tyson] a good offer, one I'm sure he won't refuse. He wants the fight, no doubt about it, so do I and more than me and him, the whole public want it. I put my crystal ball out there and I say it's going to happen this year one hundred percent.

"I'm pretty sure it'll be this year. End of July, early August. Where? That's what's the delay, because of this pandemic. We want to have people coming to the venue. It's just finding the right location. For me, Wembley would be ideal."

Joshua's last outing took place in December, when he knocked out mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

And Fury has been away from the ring since February 2020, when he stopped Deontay Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC title.