Dillian Whyte has criticised Tyson Fury for failing to live up to his big talk by choosing to fight "scrub" Sefer Seferi on his return.
Former WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion Fury will return to the ring for the first time since 2015 on Saturday, facing veteran Seferi in Manchester.
But having seen the 29-year-old spend recent months mocking title-holders Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, Whyte - who will face Joseph Parker in July - feels let down by Fury's choice of opponent.
"I understand Fury has been out for a while but that is garbage," said Whyte.
"There are better guys than that, proper heavyweights he could have fought who would give him a challenge. It is a p***-take for boxing fans.
"He says he is the best fighter in the world now, that he can beat Wilder and Joshua and calls other guys 'bums', but then why is he not fighting anyone decent? He is basically fighting a scrub.
"I offered him a fight for September this year, after he would have had two warm-up fights, and he turned it down and rightly so because his timing will be off and I understand that.
"But don't go around shouting you can beat everyone when you don't want to take the fights."