Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce believes he saw panic in his upcoming opponent, heavyweight destroyer Daniel Dubois.
There is a tentative date of October 24 for Joyce and Dubois to collide - but their date is likely to move again to the month of November.
The fight was postponed, twice, due to the coronavirus pandemic. It got bounced from April to July to October.
"The fight he had with Richard Lartey, he got hit and panicked," Joyce told Sky Sports. "I'll be throwing big, heavy, powerful shots and we'll see if he can take those."
Joyce is a bit shocked that based on his amateur experience, and pro experience, that most experts have pegged him as the clear underdog.
The underdog role has taken away some of the pre-fight pressure for Joyce.
"It is [disrespectful], of course," Joyce said. "He has been built up and looks amazing by beating low-level opposition. The bigger you are built, the harder your fall. [The win over Ricardo Snijders] was a good performance but he didn't have anyone good in front of him.
"I was looking forward to him facing Erik Pfeifer, he's a good boxer and I was interested to see how Dubois got on. Maybe I would have been able to take something from that. The public think he's going to smash me up. So I have no pressure on me because apparently I will lose. So it will mean a lot more when I beat him."
Dubois' promoter, Frank Warren, expects a very big future for the heavyweight. Warren also promotes Joyce.
"When you have a talent like Daniel, the individual route to a world title becomes less important," Warren told Sky Sports.
"Before long, he'll be at the top of all the sanctioning bodies' rankings and everyone will be running scared from him. If it's AJ's WBO title, so be it."