WLADIMIR KLITSCHO was left to fly solo when Tyson Fury failed to show at today’s press conference in London.
The duo were scheduled to go head-to-head at the Landmark Hotel ahead of their rescheduled rematch in Manchester on October 29.
The Ukrainian, who has vowed to reclaim the WBA Super and WBO world heavyweight titles, said: “Fury’s not here right now, or maybe he’s invisible.
“But I hope we are eventually going to meet in the ring. It’s OK, I can wait. I have enough patience and I want to thank my fans for being patient.
“I’m looking forward to the fight and really hope we’ll eventually meet in the ring instead of another press conference.
“Trust me, whether invisible Fury is here or not, I will wait regardless of when the fight is going to happen. Eventually time is going to run out for the champion.
“I wish Team Fury good luck. I want the best Fury in the ring and I want to beat the best Fury.”
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They were originally due to meet again on July 9 but the bout was postponed when Fury sprained an ankle during a training run.
Klitschko, 40, added: “I’ve stopped being frustrated because it’s been a long break. By the time we’re going to fight, it will have been nearly a year.
“I haven’t seen any champion not looking forward to fighting and defending his titles, but it’s fine. "Whatever is going to happen, I’m not going to be surprised any more.
“I’ve been maintaining myself and remain in good shape. Whatever is going to happen, I am looking forward to it.
“I’m not surprised if anything else comes up. I wouldn’t be surprised if Tyson dressed up as Batman again or continues as the Invisible Man.”
Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy said: “We’re sorry he’s not here, but Tyson’s had problems with traffic and also the car he was in his has broken down. The battery on his phone has died.
“Despite some of the rumours out there, the fight is definitely on.