It suggests that Fury has a bout with Joyce in mind once he secures a fight with either Usyk or Joshua. 

But Fury has claimed that a proposed fight with Joshua on December 3 is off after the latter failed to sign the contract offered to him. “Well guys, it’s official. D-day has come and gone,” Fury said in an Instagram story. 

“It’s gone past five o’clock, Monday. No contract has been signed. It’s officially over for Joshua. He is now out in the cold with the wolfpack. Forget about it,” he continued, before labelling Joshua an: “idiot, coward, sh**house … and a bodybuilder.”

He added: “Always knew it. Always knew you didn’t have the minerals to fight the Gypsy King. Regardless of what the f*** you say now, I don’t really care. Good luck with your career, and your life. End of. Peace out.”

Fury is now widely expected to fight former WBA regular champion Mahmoud Charr in the UK in early December.