Anthony Yarde warns that there will be no more Mr. Nice Guy as he looks to avenge Keo in his rematch with Lyndon Arthur.
The British light-heavyweight had lost a year earlier to rival Arthur after being traded for 12 rounds behind closed doors.
And apart from a dramatic late attack in the final three minutes that took Yarde a second or two away from the win, his signature pressure and power was nowhere to be seen.
But this time on the second occasion of the Copper Box rematch on Saturday, The Beast from the East promised to leave behind the nuances of boxing at the first bell.
Yarde, 30, told SunSport: “When he and I talked, we gave each other respect in terms of our boxing IQ and the work we were doing.
“But it’s not fan-friendly, it’s boring. It was literally a tagging match, like fencing. Now that’s what the fight is going to be.
“People who know how to crack it, know how to fight, I’m going to be myself in this fight.”