Dillian Whyte insists he has the power to knock out any heavyweight in the world including Joe Joyce.
Joyce became the first man to stop Joseph Parker on Saturday, with his only two other defeats coming to Whyte and Anthony Joshua – both on points.
The ‘Juggernaut’ put himself in line for a shot against unified IBF, WBA ‘super’ and WBO titlist, Oleksandr Usyk by securing the WBO Interim crown.
Whyte, who was stopped by Tyson Fury in April in his bid to become WBC champion, believes he does have the power to hurt anyone in the division and insists the unbeaten Putney man is no exception.
“Joe Joyce is a good fighter, a strong guy, he takes a lot of punches,” the 34-year-old told Sky Sports.
“Some of these guys have great chins and then one night it comes and boom just like that [they get caught] and I believe I carry the power to knock out anyone on this planet.
“I’ve just got to land these punches, Joe Joyce is the same.
“I’m a warrior, a fighter, I’m not going to back-up, I’m going to go throw hands and my mindset is warrior mode all the time.
“I always come to fight and always give it my all.”
‘The Body Snatcher’ has been linked in recent weeks with a showdown against WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight champion, Daniel Dubois, although talk has cooled over a potential clash.
The Brixton man, who is set to relocate from his Portugal base to California for his next training camp to link-up with trainer Buddy McGirt, is also open to the possibility of facing Anthony Joshua in a December rematch, should a proposed fight with Fury not materialise for the Watford man.
“If the Fury fight doesn’t get made with him and Joshua, me and Joshua can fight in December if he wants,” Whyte added.
“He’s training for it, he’s ready for it, he’s willing to take Fury on so if that fight doesn’t get made I’ll step up and take the fight with Joshua.”