WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has promised to end his defense against Tyson Fury in devastating fashion.
The pair collide on December 1 in Los Angeles and are in the midst of a promotional press tour.
On the London leg, Wilder pulled no punches in describing his intentions to make Fury his 40th KO victim.
“I believe every word that I say. When I say I’m going to knock a man out and tell him where and how he may lay, it comes to pass.
“I’m all about devastating knockouts, that’s what I do. There’s no pressure on me. You just need to be there to witness it.
“He’s got two months to get ready. We know he’s lost a lot of weight but he needs to lose a little bit more.
“Tyson Fury already knows he’s going to get knocked out. He can hoot and holler, he can build himself up but he needs to take my advice and speak it, believe it, receive it. He’s going to feel pain he’s never felt before.
“Some people don’t even think I should be fighting Fury at this point in time. Whether they want to see another fight or they don’t think he’s ready right now, we can’t live off other’s opinions.
“When you come to see a Deontay Wilder fight, you’re only coming to see one thing and that’s me knocking somebody out.
“You all are looking at the 4oth person (41st fight – but Bermane Stiverne went the distance once) that’s going to be knocked out.
“The antics aren’t going to work against me. I’m not (Wladimir) Klitschko, this is Deontay Wilder.
“I definitely think I’m the No. 1 heavyweight in the world. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t feel I was the best.
“I’m not worried about any other fighters or what they’re saying or how they are hyping themselves up.
“I already know I’m the part. All you have to do is tune in. I’m about to put him in the oven and make a muffin,” he added.
Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury.
America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights. This includes knockouts in all seven of his title defenses.
Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion. He is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, go on sale Wednesday, October 3 at 12 p.m. PT.
Tickets are priced starting at $75, plus applicable fees, and are available via AXS.com.
In anticipation of the biggest heavyweight event in the U.S. since Mike Tyson-Lennox Lewis in 2002, the Wilder vs. Fury International Press Tour continues Tuesday at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York and concludes Wednesday in Los Angeles.