Derek Chisora is not expecting heavyweight rival Dillian Whyte to come out swinging in his rematch with Alexander Povetkin rematch, which takes place this coming Saturday in Gibraltar, live on DAZN and Sky Sports Box Office.
Whyte will attempt to get revenge for his knockout loss, which took place last August when Povetkin landed a perfect uppercut to lay him out cold.
In recent interviews, Whyte has been promising to make it a 'violent' fight when he steps in the ring.
But Chisora, who had two brutal wars with Whyte, is not convinced his former foe make good on that promise.
"Dillian will be in a catch 22, because first of all he talks like he's going to bring maximum violence," Chisora told The Ringside Toe 2 Toe podcast.
"He will want to go violent on this guy and in the back of his mind he'll remember the knockout, and then he's going to try and play safe. I see Dillian winning it, but how he wins it, I don't know yet."
"We're in the boxing game. Sometimes you get knocked out. Sometimes you win. AJ got knocked out and guess what, after that he went to Saudi, boxed amazing, so it wasn't like he's got demons in his mind. No, it's a fight game we're in."
Former two division champion David Haye, who manages Chisora, believes a decision win is not good enough for Whyte - that he needs a knockout win for true redemption.
"That slip left uppercut, he'll never forget that," Haye told Sky Sports. "He won't be getting hit with that same shot again. His coaches, his team will review what happened and everything was going great until that one shot.
"I'm thinking that Dillian Whyte is going to go out there and do what he should have done the first time around. Strictly business, no messing around, no going for a walk. No, he's going to go out there and dominate. Same way he attacked someone like Joseph Parker, where he went out there, showed him no respect and really put the heat on him. That's what I believe is the easiest way for Dillian Whyte to get a solid victory against Povetkin. He needs it. A points decision victory isn't really good enough. He's got to go out there and completely, utterly dominate. He put him down a couple of times in their first fight. He's got to put him out this time."