When heavyweight contender Tyson Fury outpointed Dereck Chisora in their first fight in July 2011, it was an entertaining fight but there were no knockdowns, much less a knockout.
But as the British contenders head into their July 26 rematch at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, the outspoken big men are predicting knockouts.
Even though Fury won the first fight with relative ease, that has not dampened Chisora's confidence going into the rematch, in which his European title will be on the line.
"I'm not going to cry over spilt milk," Chisora said. "I'm looking to the future now. He's going to get knocked out. He said he's going to knock me out in Round 5 but he's going to get knocked out in the first round."
Fury (22-0, 16 KOs), an even bigger trash talker than Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs), was quite emotional when they held the news conference to announce the fight.
"Listen, I'm Tyson Fury, I'm the best heavyweight on the planet," Fury shouted. "This idiot is getting knocked spark out and I'm sick to death of this. This motherf----- is going to sleep."
Chisora is on a five-fight winning streak since back-to-back losses to David Haye and Vitali Klitschko (in a world title fight). Chisora's trainer, Don Charles, said there is no way he will lose a second time to Fury.
"This is must-win fight for Dereck, no two ways about it, he knows it and I know it," Charles said. "We can't come off second best. We can't afford to lose to Fury twice. I cannot and will not let that happen. Dereck knows what is at stake and he is completely and totally focused on this fight. I can't fault his dedication in training and I firmly believe that he will come away the victor.
"Dereck's mind set is completely different for this fight. He's more determined than I've ever seen him before. This fight is his life and he is training the hardest I've ever seen him train. He'll be in the best shape ever and Tyson had better not be preparing for the Dereck he beat."