Dominic Breazeale gave a damning view of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder ahead of their clash at Barclays Center this weekend.
The one-loss puncher takes on American rival Wilder in New York bidding to become a top division ruler at the second attempt.
Breazeale aims to wipe out the memory of his crushing defeat to three-belt king Anthony Joshua in the UK.
Speaking on Wilder’s skills, Breazeale aired as degrading an assessment as imaginable, with bad blood between the pair continuing.
“I’m sick of seeing this bum walking around with his belt. I’m going to put him down. People are going to be rising to their feet when I knock him down,” said Breazeale.
“Deontay does nothing right in the ring. He looks like a circus-act. All he does is talk. He loves to hear his own voice. All he does is talk and talk.
“But there’s nothing he can say on May 18. It’s time to get in the ring. Nobody can get in there and save him. It’s just me and him.
“Leather on leather. We’ll see who lands first. Hopefully he gets off the canvas.”
On improvements under Virgil Hunter, ‘Trouble’ added: “I’m a great fighter but there are always things to be learned. I’ve learned a lot already with Virgil Hunter.
“I bring something that everyone wants to see from heavyweights, and that’s trouble. I’m going to bring pressure and action.
“I’m so excited to get this fight. I have been on Deontay’s undercards and I steal the show every time. I’ve been waiting over a year and a half for a shot at this title.
“I’ve got three knockouts here at Barclays Center and I can’t wait for another,” he concluded.
Wilder is eyeing a 40th career knockout when Breazeale steps up to the plate before heading towards a rematch with Tyson Fury.
A massive unification with Anthony Joshua seems destined to remain off the menu until a 50-50 deal is struck.
There’s also the fact Joshua campaigns off-Pay-Per-View to contend with, as Wilder and his team firmly see any clash featuring on the format.