Whether he'd win or lose, one would imagine that Tony Bellew would nearly certainly put up a better fight against Tyson Fury than Sefer Seferi.
While Fury showboated his way through the contest against an opponent whom he out-weighed by four and a half stone and towered over by a foot, the only real aggression was shown by fans engaging in a mid-bout brawl outside the ring.
It will be another two months before we see Fury continue down his comeback trail as promoter Frank Warren revealed that the former world champion will be back in action on Carl Frampton's stadium homecoming card. I won't take anything for granted and I'll enjoy every moment.
If he looked a little more serious from the second round onwards, it still felt like something of a non-event as the limited Seferi tried in vain to even reach Fury's head with his sluggish right uppercuts.
"I've had a long time out the ring and I needed some rounds, so I was taking my time".
With a height advantage of 10 inches and weighing almost five stone heavier than the Albanian, Fury's camp are hopeful that they will find a taller and heavier opponent for his Belfast bout.
As he targets a return to the big-time he briefly left after dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, Fury will surely have no more nights quite so farcical as his triumph over Seferi and Belfast fans will be hoping for better in August.
"On 18 August at Windsor Park in Belfast", Warren responded when asked when we could expect to see Fury back in the ring.
It was not always pretty from Fury, but it allowed the 6ft 9in Englishman to shed some of the ring rust before moving on to harder tests.
Fury was given a backdated two-year doping ban, and he declared his boxing career finished as he piled on the pounds. We picked Seferi because he had gone ten rounds with Manuel Charr.
"I think Anthony Joshua is fighting Alexander Povetkin in September so he will not fight until next year now and I think Wilder has got a mandatory. The name of the game is to get the fights in, then by the end of the year be in a position for a big, big fight".