Anthony Joshua faced off with Dillian Whyte on Tuesday ahead of their December 12 bout at the O2 Arena in London.
The bad blood between the pair dates back to Whyte’s win over Joshua during their amateur days, and after months of calling each other out, they have a date set to settle their rivalry.
Despite general nervousness surrounding the press conference given their history, both men seemed calm as they exchanged words and did their media obligations including the head-to-head above with Whyte placing his hand on Joshua’s chest to feel his heart-rate.
Both fighters will want to protect their unbeaten records when they enter the ring next month as they will have ambitions of using a win as a platform for bigger bouts leading to world titles.
Nevertheless, neither fighter will be looking beyond this fight as Whyte enters as the underdog but remains confident that he can upset the odds and derail his rival’s route to the top.
With just over a month to go, both men are deep in training camp and will have another press conference prior to fight week as the excitement continues to build with the heavyweight division finally lighting up.
Tyson Fury will look to become a world champion when he faces Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf on November 28, and it would come as no surprise if either Joshua or Whyte was targeting him in late 2016.