Mikkel Kessler has warned Carl Froch to expect an even more dangerous opponent in their super-middleweight rematch in Britain this year.
Kessler dished out Froch's first professional defeat in 2010 when he claimed a points win following a gruelling 12-round battle in Herning, Denmark.
The Danish fighter has struggled with injuries since that win, but he reclaimed the WBA title with an impressive stoppage victory over Belfast's Brian Magee in December and believes he is physically better than ever.
Kessler must travel to Froch's home country for the eagerly anticipated clash and the 'Viking Warrior' insists he is not concerned about facing his respected rival on hostile territory.
"I promised Carl we would meet again and here we are, getting ready to leave it all in the ring for a second time," said Kessler.
"I have the utmost of respect for Carl, I feel we are very much alike. He is a great champion, a true warrior that has fought the best opponents all over the world in some of the most hostile places, just like me.
"Our first fight, especially the last round, showed what we are all about. Let's do it again.
"Since that first fight, I have become even stronger. I am fresh, I am healthy and I am ready to defeat him once again.
"I don't care where we fight, I said anytime, anywhere! I plan to make my loyal Viking fans, as well as everybody else in Denmark, very proud once again. I am ready for war!"