In the boxing world, trash talk really is part of the game.
The likes of Floyd Mayweather and Tyson Fury have taken the concept to new highs in recent years, with the two virtually selling a fight with their words.
However, one major bout this year didn't need a hint of slating from either individual, with Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua taking on a different approach to selling their fight at Wembley.
In truth, they didn't really need to hype it up.
The 2012 Olympic champion emerged victorious in the British national stadium, stopping the Ukrainian in the 11th round by TKO.
However, it was the first time the Londoner had been knocked down in his professional career.
THE RESPECT CONTINUED AFTER THE FIGHT
After their colossal battle, the two continued their very friendly relationship, with Klitschko citing that he was handing the baton over to the new top dog in the heavyweight division.
Well, it seems that they are still very close judging by the Ukrainian's latest quotes about Joshua.
However, the likes of Fury, David Haye and Deontay Wilder will not be too pleased with his description of AJ.
KLITSCHKO'S SIX-WORD DESCRIPTION
"Joshua is hands down the world’s best heavyweight,” said Klitschko, per Boxing News 24.
Well, I am sure Fury will have something to say about that.
The Gypsy King also achieved victory over the Ukrainian and did so in a much easier manner, outclassing his opponent from the first round onwards in Dusseldorf.
FURY CONFIDENT HE'LL BEAT AJ ON HIS COMEBACK
"I'm willing to fight all the heavyweights out there. You've got men holding my belts they got out the dustbin. I'm the only man standing here today that has beaten a champion," Fury said.
"I'm on the comeback, I'm hungrier than I've ever been. I'll be the underdog. I've been doubted and doubted many times. But I'm still unbeaten, I'm still young ... the most important thing is getting the (doping) case out of the way, then we can talk turkey.
"But looking at the division, I have nothing to be afraid of at all. I will school AJ. He didn't play with the super champion (Klitschko) like I did in his own backyard."
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