Dillian Whyte says he is ready for a good old fashioned tear up when he faces former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker at the O2 in London, England on Saturday night.
Whyte and Parker worked out for the Public in London on Wednesday and Whyte revealed he is more than happy have scrap with the 26 year-old from New Zealand but is also prepared to box if he has to.
"On paper, Parker is my hardest opponent since ’AJ’," said Whyte speaking to Sky Sports. "He’s young, a former world champ who is strong, can take a dig and is quick.
"Everyone knows I’m coming for a scrap, but I may have to box my way into it before I start scrapping, he’s experienced. I have two equalising hands, I have skill and learn rapidly on the job.
"If he wants to have it though, we will.
"There’s probably more pressure on me, I’m the home fighter and closer to a world title.
"Parker doesn’t care, he said to me before that ’he’s set for life’, I’m far from set for life.
"I’m going to knock Joseph Parker out. I predict pain, pure pain."
In Response to Whyte’s comments, Parker said: "I want to hurt people and knock them out, that’s the difference. A win is nice, but I’m looking for a KO."