Saturday is nearly upon us and that means we will finally get to see David Haye and Dereck Chisora face-to-face without a flimsy metal fence separating the top two British heavyweights.
There may have been controversy surrounding the sanctioning of the fight, but one thing is for certain, this is a fight that the public wants to see, as demonstrated by the weight-in at the Odeon cinema in Leciester Square which housed some 600 fight fans.
It was the last opportunity to gauge the ill feeling between the two men as well as witness the disparity in build. While Haye weighed in at an even 15stone, with six pack on show and muscles bulging, Chisora was a full 37 pounds heavier and the Hayemaker was quick to poke fun at the difference.
“I’m pleased to come in at 15st. It is my optimum weight," said Haye after the weigh-in. “Chisora always looks flabby. Maybe if he stood next to the ordinary man in the street, he would look half decent.
“But not when he is standing next to me. I don’t cut any corners and don’t spend my time in fast food joints getting fat like him.”
While Haye questioned his opponents physique, Chisora referred to the fact it is a ten-rounder by screaming "12 rounds" over and over again through the fence, before suggesting it was the Bermondsey fighters decision to change rounds.
"He knows that I would stop him if the fight was over 12 rounds and I can tell he is looking for excuses. He is frightened now," Chisora told the Independent.
Chisora's trainer Don Charles revealed to Sportsvibe that he felt his fighter was in perfect condition and that together they had put together a game-plan capable of beating Haye.
"We're not going to change the way we box, but we have tailor made a plan for what David Haye can offer. You have to be able to adapt and adjust to succeed and he has done that with relative ease," said Charles.
He was also quick to point out that some of the greatest heavyweights did not have the toned physique of Haye, but rather the solid build of his fighter - think more Sonny Liston and George Foreman.
"It's not a six pack challenge you know. If it was then David Haye would win," added Charles. "Some great heavyweights are not all ripped and cut, but that did not stop them becoming undisputed champions."
However, unlike some of these heavyweight greats there is little to suggest that Chisora has the same boxing skill or power that these greats possessed. He certainly has heart and a superb chin but that will not be enough against Haye.
The former undisputed Cruiserweight champion may have been away from the spotlight after announcing a retirement of sorts, but he certainly has not been away from the gym.
Ever since his loss to Carl Thomspon he has prepared properly and knows how to combat an opponent with a weight advantage - as proven when he won his heavyweight crown against the mammoth Nikolay Valuev.
Haye is determined to inflict a fourth loss onto the record of Chisora, while the Finchley fighter believes he will leave the ring on Saturday night with the same amount of defeats as his bitter rival - Haye having previously lost just twice to Thompson and Wladimir Klitschko.
There is certain to be fireworks and I will leave you with some quotes from Haye which tell you exactly how he thinks the fight will finish.
"Mark my words, tomorrow night you will hear him scream in pain. Those noises will then be followed by the count of the referee and the sobs of his stupidly brave trainer, Don Charles, as he waves the magic white towel over the top rope. My prediction? Their pain will last for as long as I decide to make it last."