Tyson Fury has shrugged off comments made by Tony Bellew after his comeback victory against Sefer Seferi nearly two weeks ago.
Fury’s comeback after a 32-month absence only lasted four rounds as Seferi withdrew in a particularly low-key affair which was almost overshadowed by the fight taking place in the crowd.
Immediately after the matchup, Bellew declared that 'the Gypsy King' wouldn't be ready to face him and late last week reiterated his desire to get in the ring with his British rival, even claiming he would secure a victory quicker than what was required to beat David Haye back in May.
Although there would certainly be a great level of public interest in the fight, Fury has surprisingly dismissed the possibility of facing the Bomber.
The 29-year-old, who was at Windsor Park today to promote his next fight against a yet to be announced opponent on August 18, doesn't think there is much to gain by going toe-to-toe with Bellew.
“There's no legs to it. Tony Bellew doesn't have any world titles. Does he have anything that I need?” Fury told iFL TV.
"What am I gaining through beating him? Am I gaining anything at all? He's a smaller guy, people expect me to win anyway.
The Manchester man then went on the offensive.
“Listen I am not gonna fight Tony Bellew why would I want to fight Tony Bellew? He has nothing that I want, at all. But what I am gonna do to Tony Bellew is punch him in the mouth when I see him let’s see if he can be cheeky to my face.
"I think Tony Bellew is a s***house. I want to slap him in the teeth until he starts crying.
“If you’re watching, meet me up any time, any place, anywhere and me and you will have a straightener. If you’re serious. If it's just for a pay-day, I'll let you off. But if you’re serious about fighting me, I'll fight you out here for free. Boom!”
So we can nip that rivalry in the bud right here now then? Let's hope not.
Regardless, looking further ahead Fury's long-term goals haven't changed and he reiterated his desire to reclaim the heavyweight belts he had to relinquish.
He added: "My plan is to beat Wilder and Joshua. Rest of them I'm not interested in. Rest of them are warm-up fights.
"I want to fight both of them. Wilder and Joshua have to fight me. No matter who wins against them or whatever, even if they lose I want to fight them both."