Tyson Fury was active on social media today but there was no sign of the former world heavyweight champion attending a scheduled meeting with the British Boxing Board of Control and the UK Anti-Doping Agency.
Initial reports are that Fury has failed to turn up to plead his case not to be banned for a failed drugs test, although nothing has been confirmed by either MTK Global, Mick Hennessy or UKAD.
One thing we know for certain is that Fury went to the gym, followed by posting a sing-a-long video on Instagram before stories began to surface that the 28 year-old was a no-show.
WBN have been informed Fury indeed hasn’t attended (as of 15:22 GMT) but are still trying to establish whether ‘2 Fast’ was actually required to be present in the flesh for the first day’s proceedings.
It would seem to be career suicide for Fury not to follow through with what has previously been agreed, especially when the lineal champion fully intends to get back in the ring next spring.
Fury is risking further fines or a longer ban by failing to adhere to the BBBofC and UKAD stipulations and won’t be looked upon favourably if eventually found guilty.
Talk of a possible two to four-year suspension has been doing the rounds and by not making an appearance to defend himself, Fury is only serving to make himself more guilty of wrong-doing.
Apart from Monday’s social media activity, Fury was last seen live on Soccer PM on Saturday evening where he reiterated his desire to fulfil the BBBofC request and clear his name.
The ex-king then cheered on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday as they lost 2-1 to rivals Manchester City.
WBN have contacted UKAD, the BBBofC and MTK Global for possible comment on the situation
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay