Tyson Fury insists he is fully focused on his contest with Francesco Pianeta, despite ongoing rumours that he will take on Deontay Wilder should he get through Saturday night's contest in Belfast.
Fury (26-0, 19 KOs) made his long-awaited return to boxing when he beat Safer Seferi in Manchester back in June, and he expects to step up a gear against Pieneta (35-4, 21 KOs) on the undercard of Carl Frampton's duel with Luke Jackson at Windsor Park.
"If I can beat Francesco Pieneta, I'll have beaten another boxer. Big deal," Fury said.
"If I can't beat Francesco Pieneta then I'm going nowhere because it's not a world title fight -- it's a comeback fight.
"Francesco Pieneta is a very dangerous opponent but me, being in my mind, I believe I'm the greatest heavyweight that's ever been born so I need to handle Francesco Pieneta and whoever else -- Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, whoever else -- all the bums out there.
"If I can't beat him [Pieneta] then I'm not going to beat the rest of them.
"I'm going to go out there, smash him to pieces, make Italian sausage out of him. I'm going to give him the best hiding he's ever had."
WBC champion Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) is set to be ringside at Windsor Park to watch Fury in action amid speculation that a fight between the pair is close to being confirmed for Nov. 10 or Nov. 17 to take place in Las Vegas, but Fury maintains that he isn't looking beyond Saturday night.
"If I come through this, Wilder gets the chance to fight me for the lineal championship.
"Let's face it, he hasn't really fought anyone. He's had 40 fights but it is what it is.
"I'm not here to talk about Wilder at all. Wilder may as well be 40 years in the future but I am here to concentrate on this man in front of me.
"All them other fights, they're not happening in my mind. I can only fight one man at a time. My only concern is this man [Pianeta]."
However, Fury and promoter Frank Warren continued to take jibes at Anthony Joshua with Warren repeating his assertion that Joshua turned down a fight with Wilder.
Now, Fury claims that the IBF-WBA-WBO champion turned down the chance to take him on for his comeback fight.
"Pieneta has turned up here to fight," Fury responded when asked whether he was more worried about his upcoming opponent or Joshua. "He [Joshua] wouldn't even fight me.
"I offered to fight him in the first comeback fight and he s--- himself. He didn't want it.
"At least Pieneta is here. These other bums are just talk so far."