'When lions meet' is how Anthony Joshua captioned his pre-fight encounter with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Instagram on Saturday.
It's hard to disagree. AJ went on to successfully defend his IBF and WBA title against the tricky Carlos Takam, while Zlatan… while Zlatan is Zlatan, isn't he?
The Manchester United striker was at the Principlality Stadium in Cardiff to watch the bout, and Joshua was asked afterwards about what they discussed in the dressing room.
"He heard me say, 'I'm not perfect, but I'm trying' and told me to say 'I'm perfect and I'm not trying!'" Joshua saidm according to the Manchester Evening News.
Ibrahimovic added: "He's powerful, he has the movement, he's a knockout artist. Even his personality is good because he is perfect and natural.
"There are positive vibes around him, he has good energy, he expresses himself very well. That's why the people love him and that's why he is the people's champion."