THE FIGHTING CAST for Saturday's High Stakes card at the OVO Arena gathered Thursday at Wembley for the final press call before blows are traded live on BT Sport.
Joe Joyce and Christian Hammer, Jason Cunningham and Zolani Tete, plus Mark Chamberlain and Mark Vidal fielded the questions and a selection of quotes from the media event.
Frank Warren, who promotes Joyce, believes there is certainly danger involved in the upcoming bout with Hammer.
"Joe is the WBO No.1 and we are looking for him to make a statement. He is in with a real tough guy in Christian Hammer, a real handful who, in his last fight went in with the WBO No.3 in Frank Sanchez and it went the distance. So He is a tough guy with a good chin. Joe has only had 13 professional fights and is in a tremendous position," Warren said.
"Joe has got it all to do and I hate this type of fight to be honest. When Tyson Fury fought Otto Wallin in Vegas everybody thought it would be straightforward, but he got a dreadful cut and was fortunate to get to the end of the fight and not getting stopped. So anything can happen in these fights with big fellas and Joe has got it all to lose against Christian Hammer."
To get ready for the contest, Joyce once again prepared in the United States with trainer Ismael Salas.
He initially believed his opponent would be former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker. Those discussions fell through when Parker signed a promotional pact with BOXXER and Sky Sports.
Should he overcome Hammer, then Joyce is expected to fight again in September.
"I am not going to put any pressure on myself by predicting rounds. It could go the distance or I could take him out. He is a strong guy and I have seen him throw some big shots. It is a risky fight because I have got something they all want. In my experience, things don't always happen as you plan, so when I am training camp I just get myself into the best possible place and look to improve. Obviously I was preparing for Parker, but I just made the adjustments and I have got the experience to deliver myself to victory on Saturday night," Joyce said.