Tom Schwarz is confident his "big balls" and "big heart" will see him overcome Tyson Fury.
The little-known German takes on the former heavyweight world champion in Las Vegas on Saturday.
And he believes he has what it takes to cause another shock in the division following Andy Ruiz Jr's stunning victory over Anthony Joshua earlier this month.
"I have had a long, long period of preparation, it's been a double preparation because of the intensity," said Schwarz.
"I'm fit and focused on the fight, I’m well prepared and I've had sparring partners the same as Tyson Fury.
"I have seen all of his fights several times with my coaches and we have analysed his skills but we have also worked out how to behave against a fighter like Tyson.
"I have big balls and a big heart, I am a surprise package."
Schwarz's career may not bear much resemblance to Fury's – but he believes they share other attributes.
"Tyson Fury is the best fighter in the world but most of our behaviours are similar, we are both a little crazy!" he added.
Fury, meanwhile, will use Joshua’s shock defeat as motivation to ensure he is not on the end of an upset.
"As we saw last week, you can’t overlook anybody," he said.
"This is heavyweight boxing and Tom Schwarz knows if he beats Tyson Fury, then he's set for life.
"He becomes a multimillionaire, he gets to headline big shows and all his dreams come true.
"But you’re talking to a king. I’ll figure him out within the first five seconds of the fight. Because that’s what I do. Within five seconds I’ll know exactly what to do with him."
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