Dillian Whyte has laughed off Anthony Joshua's prediction for his upcoming rematch with Derek Chisora.
Whyte and Chisora will face off at London's O2 Arena on Saturday night two years after Whyte emerged victorious from their first encounter.
And Joshua, who believes that Chisora will gain revenge for his previous defeat for Whyte, will be among the crowd at the O2.
Looking further ahead, Whyte is among a number of potential opponents for Joshua in 2019, with an opponent yet to be found for April at Wembley, but 'The Body Snatcher' believes a second fight with AJ is inevitable in the near future.
"I can't bank on what he's doing, I've got to focus on my own career," Whyte told Sky Sports.
"It would be great if we could get the rematch on, but it's only a matter of time.
"There's only six or seven top guys around and I have consistently proved I am of that level and I am the one getting better and better. It's only a matter of time."
Despite Whyte coming into the fight as the slight favourite, Joshua has backed Chisora to 'whoop Dillian' at the O2.
Nevertheless, Whyte isn't too concerned that the current world champion is backing his opponent.
"They're both Finchley boys and they're mates, but I bet he said it with a stupid smile on his face," he said.
"It's cool though. Listen, I've been fighting all my life, climbing this hill my whole life, and I'm not looking for sympathy.
"I don't care, people can say what they want. I think when I boxed him [Joshua] there were 50 people on a panel and I think everyone picked me to get knocked out in the first round."
"And I almost knocked him out in the second. It is what it is. He can say what he wants. I'm easy, I'm nice and I train hard. I am ready.
"Nothing great comes easy. If it comes easy everybody would be doing it."