WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder believes he is feared by opponents as he looks ahead to a fight with Tyson Fury.
Wilder, 32, is 40-0 in his professional career and 39 of those victories have come by knockout.
The American's next test comes against Fury (27-0) in Los Angeles on December 1.
Wilder, who will defend his title for the eighth time after first winning it in January 2015, said he knew his opponents were scared.
"I'm the most dangerous man in the division. So when these guys face me there is an element of fear," he told The Independent.
"Even I feel the effect of the fear because I know what I possess. I know what my mindset is when I transform into the 'Bronze Bomber'. It is nothing pleasant, trust me. It is nothing nice.
"I don't mean no good for the opponent when I'm getting in that ring. It's a crazy feeling how I feel when I look a man in the eyes and tell him what is real.
"Because I mean what I say and I say what I mean. I think people are starting to understand me. This is boxing and anything goes in boxing."
Wilder was expected to face WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO champion Anthony Joshua, but the duo are yet to agree to a bout.
"It has been a long time since the heavyweight division has had two giants like this, two champions at the top of their game, at the top of their division wanting to fight one another and making it happen," said Wilder promoter Lou DiBella.
"It is not rocket science making the fight and the young man to my left here (Shelly Finkel) spent a lot of time working on another fight with a guy from your country who didn't want to fight. There was an opportunity when this man got back, cleared himself up and got into the shape he's in, Shelly and Frank made this fight very quickly."