Anthony Joshua has backed KSI to beat Logan Paul in their YouTube grudge rematch.
The social media influencers will clash in Los Angeles on November 9, a year after they fought to a controversial draw in Manchester.
The warring duo have turned professional after being granted licenses by the California State Athletic Commission.
And Joshua believes countryman – real name Olajide William Olatunji – can settle the fight in his favour.
“That’s a tough one,” he said when asked to predict the outcome. “I’m going KSI. He’s done it before, but Logan Paul is a big unit.
“He’s done it before, he’s been in there and that experience is good.”
Eddie Hearn will promote the fight with world champion Billy Joe Saunders set to headline the undercard.
Rising star Devon Haney is also set to appear as boxing bids to introduce itself to a new audience.
Hearn has come in for criticism over his role in the fight, but Joshua backed his promoter.
“I think it’s sick,” he added. “He could have promoted it from a point of view that’s non-boxing, but getting their licenses, no head guards, rounds of boxing.
“What people have to realise is, you have to put all eyes on boxing for us all to thrive.
“So KSI and Logan Paul have a bigger following than me and most of the heavyweights combined.”
Paul has recruited former heavyweight world champion Shannon Briggs to train him for the rematch.
And Briggs said: “It might happen in one, we don’t care, we might beat him for six, we might beat him for one,” he said.
“Logan is an athlete, he’s already ready, he can do things other people cant. He’s flexible, he’s strong; it’s going to be a great fight and we’re going to knock him out in the first round.”