The fight was eventually finalised after Whyte signed the contract just hours before the deadline due to a dispute over purse split between him and his next opponent. The 33-year-old was absent from the fight’s official press conference earleir this month, leading to some speculation the contest may no longer be going ahead.

Hearn meanwhile, who is not officially involved after rival promoter Frank Warren claimed a record £30million purse bid to stage the fight, feels Whyte has got under the skin of the ‘Gypsy King’ who has been synonymous with winding up his opponents in the past. “It is non-stop arguments between the camps on so many different points, so I just hope they get in the ring and hopefully Dillian gets a shot,” Hearn told PA news agency.

“I don’t think Tyson Fury knows where he is with it all. He normally likes to be in control. But Dillian is working hard and just taking the control away from Tyson Fury and he doesn’t know what to do, I guess.

JUST IN: Oleksandr Usyk ‘given blessing to leave Ukraine’ for Anthony Joshua rematch