Dereck Chisora said he is "like herpes" as the British heavyweight prepares to face Dillian Whyte in a WBC world title eliminator on December 10.
The 32-year-old returns to the ring in Manchester with plenty at stake on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's IBF heavyweight title defence against Eric Molina.
Chisora will attempt to win the British Heavyweight title for the second time when he goes toe to toe with his London rival.
And the challenger offered a very alternative analogy just over a month before the fight.
"I've lost six fights, people write me off but you can't write me off," said Chisora.
"I'm like herpes - one minute I'm gone, then one minute I pop back up.
"It's like you have to see the doctor and get a pill but then suddenly I pop back up,
"All I see is Dillian on the canvas. There's nothing much I'm scared of, he doesn't bring much to the table. He's got a good selection of punches but he hasn't got a power punch so I'm looking forward to the fight."