Tyson Fury has once again gone on the offensive by claiming that he will win so decisively against David Haye that the former heavyweight world champion will be forced to retire from the sport.
The pair have exchanged verbal blows ever since it was announced that a grudge match would take place on 28 September at the Manchester Arena.
Despite Haye often being the protagonist before a big fight, the tables have been well and truly turned as Fury has overshadowed his domestic rival, often leaving the Londoner at a loss for words.
Fury has now continued his verbal assault by claiming that Haye will be forced to walk away from boxing after losing and by suggesting he will immediately seek a world title shot against either Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko.
"After I have sorted him out in the ring, there will be nowhere left for him to go - he will be finished," Fury told the Daily Star.
"This could well be Haye's last fight, believe me. But it will be one of many more for Tyson Fury as I head for the world title. If anybody can carry that torch for British boxing, then it is me."
Fury may sound confident but it is his toughest test to date against a fighter who has previously held world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight.
Haye has just two losses on his impressive record and has stopped 24 of his 28 opponents. He has mixed it at the very highest level and Fury feels by defeating the 32 year old he will have proved he is ready for a shot at either of the Klitschkos.
"After I've won this fight, I'll be looking to get a world title shot with Vitali or Wladimir Klitschko, and that's why I'm taking this fight," Fury added.
"It's a fight for the fans and it gets me closer to fighting a big guy, getting used to having a big guy all over me, so that when it comes to fighting Vitali or Wladimir, it is not going to be a stress."