Tyson Fury plans to return as "the best Tyson Fury you have ever seen" against Sefer Seferi on Saturday.
The former WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion has not fought since sensationally defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, but he is back to face Seferi at Manchester Arena.
While Fury has spent much of the build-up publicly teasing title-holders Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, he is now simply looking forward to getting back in the ring.
The 29-year-old says he has felt like "a goldfish in a tank, trapped."
Fury told a news conference: "[Joshua and Wilder] know the message - I'm back. I don't ever remember feeling any better than I do now.
"I feel sharper now, more power. I fell out of love with the game but now the love is thriving, we are back on fire for one another.
"You're going to see the best Tyson Fury you have ever seen.
"There are no nerves at all. I feel like I have been a goldfish in a tank, trapped, and now I am getting released back into the river where I belong. Just put me there and watch me swim."
While the prospect of a fight between Joshua and Wilder continues to dominate conversations, Fury is aware of the threat Seferi offers, too.
"I look at Sefer like I look at Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, anybody," he added. "He's a dangerous puncher.
"I could have picked someone a lot easier than Sefer - someone to knock out in a round - but I need rounds."