Tyson Fury censored himself at his press conference with heavyweight rival Dereck Chisora in London on Monday.
Having being rapped with a £15,000 fine by the British Boxing Board of Control after an expletive-ridden rant at a previous public engagement with Chisora the Morecambe giant decided it was best to keep quiet.
The unbeaten former British and Commonwealth Champion, 22-0, turned up with tape strapped over his mouth and “BBBofC?????” written on it and vowed to stay silent until fight night.
Chisora and Fury’s rematch takes place at London’s Excel Arena on November 29 with the European and vacant British titles on the line with the bout also being an eliminator for the WBO World Championship, currently held by Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury’s uncle and trainer Peter Fury and promoter Mick Hennessy were left to do the talking and revealed they felt aggrieved after they were not allowed to attend the meeting with the board earlier this month.
Hennessy said: “Neither of us were allowed in the meeting and we had to sit outside in the corridor.
“It’s in the regulations you can take a licence holder with you into the meeting.”
Peter Fury added: “Tyson has committed misconduct but me and Mick were disrespected and that’s another matter entirely and we don’t agree with that.
“Tyson was there to be reprimanded and he takes it on the chin.”
Chisora said: “I don’t blame him (for the tape).
“He can keep the tape on for all the interviews but I think we could make a wager that he won’t keep it on for the next eight weeks.”