Tommy Fury has been given a brutal reminder that he is not guaranteed to turn into an 'elite-level' boxer like his older brother Tyson in the future.
The 22-year-old is gearing up to take on Jake Paul in Florida later this month in what will be his highest-profile boxing bout to date.
Victory would be his eighth win in as many fights, representing a solid start to his boxing career.
But beating Paul, who has never before faced a bona fide boxer even if he too is officially undefeated in professional bouts, would do little to convince the boxing world that he is the next big thing.
Bob Arum, his older brother Tyson's co-promoter, has reminded him of that by casting doubts over his ability to get anywhere near the heights the Gypsy King has reached.
"We don't know if Tommy Fury would ever be an elite boxer. I mean, I could think of dozens of young light-heavyweights who would beat him," he told talkSPORT.
"So you know, it's irrelevant to me whether he wins or loses. Because he's Tyson Fury's brother, I absolutely hope that he wins. And I wish him the best. But if he loses, he loses.
"Obviously, these are not elite fighters. They're almost like circus acts. But again, if people are influenced to watch them, nobody is putting a gun to anybody's head.
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"And I think it's neither good – nor bad – for the sport of boxing."
To Fury's credit, he too has admitted that he is not likely to earn any admiration from his peer for beating Paul in the ring.
Instead, he has agreed to the fight to take advantage of the huge payday on offer before planning to go on to bigger and better things – having recently revealed his end goal is to become world champion.
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"I'm not gonna win that by beating this idiot," the former Love Island contestant told BBC Radio 5 Live.
"I'm beating this man, moving on to concentrate on my dreams.
"I'm gonna be straight back in the gym on the Monday after the fight because beating this man gives me no credit in the boxing world and credit in the boxing world is what I'm after."
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