Former IBF junior welterweight boxing world champion Lovemore Ndou says he regards Friday's fight in Melbourne against in-form Rivan Cessaire as the latest step in his resurrection - just don't call it a comeback.
Ndou (49-13-2, 31 KOs), fights Melbourne-based, Cameroon-born Cessaire (10-2, 3 KOs), who is currently riding a seven-bout winning streak.
In his last fight, Ndou 41, won the World Boxing Foundation and IBF Pan Pacific welterweight titles against former IBF junior lightweight champion Gairy St Clair, in his first fight in almost 14 months.
"I don't regard this as a comeback, it's a resurrection," Ndou said.
He will have Father Dave Smith, a man he describes as his mentor and spiritual adviser, in his corner and he will donate his entire purse to charity for the second straight fight.
Ndou said Cessaire liked to think he had the same style as as pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather.
"You can't imitate Floyd Mayweather, I should know, I've sparred him," Ndou said.