Anthony Yarde warned there will be no more Mr Nice Guy as he eyes KO revenge in his rematch with Lyndon Arthur.
The British light-heavyweight was left gobsmacked in defeat one year ago after he traded jabs with rival Arthur for 12 rounds behind-closed-doors.
And apart from a dramatic late onslaught in the final three minutes, which put Yarde a punch or two away from winning, his signature pressure and power was nowhere to be seen.
But this time around, in a second chance Copper Box rematch on Saturday, the Beast from The East promised to leave the boxing niceties behind once the first bell sounds.
Yarde, 30, told SunSport: “When me and him spoke, we gave respect to each other in terms of our boxing IQ and the things we were doing.
“But that’s not fan-friendly, it’s boring. It was literally a tagging match, like fencing. That’s now what it’s going to be this fight.
“People that know how I get it crackin, know how I fight, I’m just going to be myself in this fight.”