Wladimir Klitschko dubbed Tyson Fury the ‘Invisible Man’ after he failed to turn up for a head-to-head press conference.
Klitschko flew into Heathrow from Hamburg with his team, expecting Fury to drive down from Manchester and face him up at the Landmark Hotel.
Instead former heavyweight king Klitschko was left on his own to publicise the eagerly awaited return with WBA and WBO title holder Fury on October 29 in Manchester.
Fury sent a series of messages first saying he was stuck in traffic on the M6, then that he he’d broken down completely and after speaking briefly to his promoter Mick Hennessy, his mobile phone battery ran out so he could not speak to anyone.
Klitschko said: “Where is he? Perhaps he is invisible but we can’t see him.
"Even if invisible Fury is here or not, I really just hope this fight is going to happen.
"I am 40 already but I will wait. Even if it's doesn't happen, I will wait and eventually time will run out for the champion."