Dereck Chisora will not be getting a second shot at the resort’s unbeaten sensation Tyson Fury.
The former world title challenger’s camp had approached several heavyweights including the Morecambe fighter after a proposed clash with American Deontay Wilder on June 15 fell through.
The unbeaten knockout artist cannot travel to the UK for the Wembley Arena fight after being charged with domestic assault.
Team Fury are however focusing on a potential final eliminator with unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev to decide who is next in line for a shot at Wladimir Klitschko’s IBF crown.
Frank Warren announced on Thursday Chisora will now face unbeaten American Malik Scott, who has sparred with Fury in the past.
Promoter Mick Hennessy told the Daily Star: “A fight with Chisora is not happening.
“It was a decent offer but with the IBF title situation ongoing, we can’t take another fight until that is resolved.
“The goal is to become world champion and Pulev is a good route.”
The eliminator looks set to also act as a European title clash.
The European Boxing Union put forward Fury as the next challenger for Pulev’s belt after a fight between the Bulgarian and Sauerland stablemate and mandatory opponent Robert Helenius didn’t materialise.
Purse bids for the fight, which could happen in late summer, have been pushed back from May 28 to this Saturday, June 1, with the victor likely to face the winner of Wladimir’s proposed clash with Alexander Povetkin.
It isn’t the only option open to Fury however.
There is still understood to be interest in fighting long-time target Tomasz Adamek, a former world light-heavyweight and cruiserweight champion.
A potential British superfight with David Haye also remains on the agenda, but depends on the former WBA champion’s next move after his Manchester Arena fight with Charr was postponed.
Fury, 24, moved his unblemished record to 21-0 with an unconvincing victory over Steve Cunningham at New York’s Madison Square Garden back in April.
The 6ft9in giant made plenty of new fans across the Atlantic but in an erratic display had to pull himself off the canvas before recording a seventh-round stoppage victory over the former world cruiserweight champion.