Tyson Fury insists he is fully focused on his most "accomplished" opponent Christian Hammer despite the potential lure of a meeting with new WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Wilder won the title on Saturday night with a points victory over Bermane Stiverne and, as well as declaring his intent to take on Wladimir Klitschko, the 29-year-old also name-checked Fury as a future opponent.
Fury, the European and WBO International Heavyweight Champion and mandatory challenger for Klitschko's WBO title after his win over Dereck Chisora last year, will meet Hammer at London's O2 Arena on February 28 and is hopeful of meeting Klitschko later in 2015.
But there is now the mouth-watering prospect of two title bouts for the 26-year-old after Wilder said he would like to take him on, but Fury remains intent on despatching of WBO number three Hammer first.
"It is very refreshing to hear the new heavyweight champion wants to fight me," Fury said of Wilder.
"It shows the calibre of fighter I am when the first thing out of their mouth is that they want to fight me, so there we have it.
"Hammer is a good boxer. I must focus on this fight and I take it very. Very seriously.
"As far as I'm concerned I'm not interested in Klitschko, Wilder or anyone else, I'm only interested in this guy.
"Hammer is my most accomplished opponent so far from the pedigree of his amateur background and how he has come through the professional fight and he is on a winning streak, he has won his last 10."
Asked what his ideal path to a heavyweight belt would be, Fury aimed high as he looks to collect his first world title.
"I would chose to fight Klitschko because he is number one in the division," he added.
"He holds most of the belts. Then I would defend it against Deontay Wilder to unify the division, that is my ideal plan providing I get past Hammer."
Promoter Frank Warren admitted he would drop the Hammer fight tomorrow if an agreement could be reached for Fury to meet Wilder, calling a potential meeting "the biggest" after holding initial talks with the American's team.
"I had a conversation last night but it is early days," said Warren.
"They said they wanted it - they called it out and said they wanted it. If we made that fight today I would pay him (Hammer) off, and talk them out of it and go straight to it.
"We would pay him, give him another fight on the card and go straight to the Wilder fight, why take the risk?"
"Everyone is pushing against an open door here. All this guys (Fury) wants to do is fight for a world title, whether it be Klitschko or Wilder. There are some talks going on about it.
"The most exciting fight out there is Fury versus Wilder - two undefeated heavyweights, same style and similar heights.
"As a promoter obviously you are looking to put on the big events and I think the Wilder fight would be huge. It would be the biggest fight in the last 10 years of British boxing. It would fill up any football ground in the country. 2015 is the renaissance of the heavyweight division."
Hammer, addressing the press in German, said he will beat Fury on points but, despite showing respect for his opponent, the Manchester man scoffed at the suggestion.
"I don't believe there is a man in this room who thinks he can beat me," Fury said.
"The bookies certainly don't believe it and I certainly don't believe it. He has got about as much chance of beating me on points as me beating Usain Bolt in a 100m sprint - not very much, but I'd still give it a go and that is what he is here to do.
"He is going to give it a go and racing ain't boxing, heavyweight boxing only takes one punch on the chin or temple, anywhere really, and it is all over. That is why it is such a great sport. The underdog can always win.
"Me racing Usain Bolt, I'm the underdog and I'd never win so that is why boxing is so special."