British heavyweight Dillian Whyte (21-1, 16 KOs) is furious and promising to do a lot of damage when he steps in the ring with division rival Lucas Browne (25-0, 22 KOs) on March 24th at the O2 Arena in London.
After months of trading insults on social media, a deal was finalized earlier this week for the two big men to collide in the ring.
Whyte is taking a big risk, as the once-beaten fighter is very close to clinching a mandatory shot at WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.
One comment in particular has really rubbed Whyte the wrong way, and he wants to make Browne pay dearly for the insult.
"He called me an 'orangutan' on Twitter and he's going to pay for that. I'm not going to play the 'racist' card but if you want to behave in such a manner then I'll treat you accordingly. Be a scumbag and I'll treat you like a scumbag," Whyte told Isaac Robinson.
Whyte believes Browne is nothing more than a bully who likes to pick on other people.
And because of that, Whyte wants nothing less than a knockout victory.
"Browne is a bully. I've been putting an end to bullies my whole life. You can tell from the way he walks and talks that he's a bully and he's going to pay," Whyte said.
"I expect him to try and be a bully. Bullies only know one way but sometimes they come up against people who refuse to be bullied. Browne must sleep. It'll be like he's taken too much Night Nurse."
Because of his number one ranking under the WBC, Whyte is hoping that the World Boxing Council will sanction the fight as a final eliminator to Wilder - who returns on March 3rd with a voluntary defense against Luis Ortiz at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
"It means a lot to be given a chance to shine alone. I'm not the bad guy in this one. I've been patient and consistent. Now the chance is here, it could end up becoming an official final eliminator for a shot at WBC world champion Deontay Wilder," Whyte said.