James DeGale and George Groves have finally shaken hands...on a major wager for their showdown on Saturday night.
The two long-time rivals will go toe-to-toe at London's O2 Arena as the co-main event on the 'This Is It' card.
Groves got the better of DeGale during their amateur days but this time the British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight titles will be on the line.
However, that is not all that the winner will now be taking home.
DeGale boldy challenged his opponent to a winner-takes-all showdown during Thursday's pre-fight press conference - a bet Groves decided to agree to after being goaded by his former gym mate.
"I just saw him sitting there riding his mouth and thought 'you know what, I don't want to give him a pay day. Let's do winner-takes-all'," 'Chunky' told Sky Sports News HD.
"He didn't want to do it, but I put him in a situation where he had to do it. In front of all these people here, live on television, he had to do it.
"He's a very brave boy.
"Adam Booth will probably sort him out when he gets knocked out. He (Booth) has got enough money."
Current British champion DeGale admits he's uncertain about Groves' game plan - but insists it won't make a matter what Adam Booth's fighter does.
"I'm not too sure. I've got a little feeling he may play it as 'Mr Technical' again, trying to jab," he added.
"But he's going to see the red mist. Once I'm poking him with that jab, hitting him to the body...he's eventually going to walk onto one.
"I know they've got a game plan. I don't know what it is, but I've got it covered.
"But I can't think of how he's going to be beat me. I'm a bit baffled (over it). Obviously they've got a game plan but I just can't see me losing.
"All the hard work has been done. You can't get any fitter now. I just want to get in the ring, get in there and do the business."
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