Still, the prospect of an undisputed clash with the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua is hard to ignore, with Fury dropping sly hints at various public appearances suggesting he would in fact be prepared to set-up what would be a money-spinning fight.
Twice before has ‘Del Boy’ lost to Fury, first via unanimous decision in 2011 before Chisora’s corner pulled him out in the tenth round in 2014.
Taking to Instagram, Fury said: “This one goes out to Derek ‘The s**house Chisora; you’re running Derek, from the trilogy.
"You call yourself ‘War’ but you should call yourself chicken because you’re running from the trilogy and from a career-high payday. Get that f****** contract signed."