On Monday, Whyte did finally break his vow of silence, telling BT Sport: “I don’t really care about what he [Fury] says or what he does – me and him are gonna have a fight regardless. We’re gonna get in there and we’re gonna fight regardless. I don’t care what he says, I don’t care about mind games – I don’t care about all of that.

“Listen, I’m a fighter, I’m a warrior. If he wants it anytime, anywhere, I’m down. He can’t get in my head. If he gets in my head he’s just gonna find a lot of disturbance in there so I don’t give a f***.”