Tyson Fury has continued to dismiss the chances of former world heavyweight champion David Haye by suggesting that he would stop the Londoner inside the distance if they meet inside the ring later this year.
The outspoken heavyweight has been in negotiations with the Haye camp for some time over a proposed clash later this summer and there is growing speculation that the fight will be announced in the coming days.
Money has seemingly been the key factor for both fighters but Fury is confident that the bout will happen, and that he will deliver a memorable performance by stopping the former cruiserweight king.
"It's just something that I've wanted to do for a while now," Fury told Sky Sports. "Since I turned professional my goal was to beat David Haye and considering I'm on that level now the fight can maybe be made, then I'd like to go in there and showcase my skills.
"You've got to give it to him, he's very fast, he's an explosive puncher and a former world champion, so it's going to look better when I knock him out."
Haye would enter the ring as the favourite as he has proven his class against some of the very best fighters in the world.
However, Fury feels he is now the star attraction and has dismissed the idea that a blown-up cruiserweight would be able to defeat him.
"I tell you what's going to happen. I'm seriously going to knock David Haye out," declared Fury who defeated Steve Cunningham in his last fight.
"People have heard this talk before, but I don't say things. Like I said to Steve Cunningham, I'm going to knock you spark out, you're a cruiserweight. Dave Haye is only a cruiserweight. I'm going to knock him dead spark out. Not even a contest.
"He might jab or try and do slick movements with the head, but when someone is bulling at you, 100mph, throwing hundreds of punches. An average heavyweight throws 30-odd punches in a round. I throw 60-odd. I'm doubling any heavyweight.
"Work-rate is the key, heart and determination, fitness and stamina. If you keep knocking a stone with a hammer it's going to break. That's what's going to happen to David Haye. He's going to break."
While Fury has been active over the last 12 months it has been a frustrating year for Haye who has not fought since 14 July last year when he defeated Dereck Chisora inside five rounds.
However, he has continued to train and there is a suggestion that he could face Fury in September.