The fight between Hughie Fury and Joseph Parker was scheduled to be the highlight of the night on September 23 at the Manchester Arena as the duo faced off for the WBO heavyweight title.
Parker continued his winning streak and gained victory over the cousin of Tyson Fury via majority decision [MD] after 12 rounds of enticing contest, thereby retaining his belt for the second time since winning it in December 2016.
However, the limelight quickly shifted moments after the end of the bout, as Tyson Fury entered the ring.
The beleaguered star was seen raging at the British Boxing Board of Control boss Robert Smith, who was also present at the venue.
Although, it is still not clear if his antics were in protest of the result of the fight or his own agenda of the licence issue which is still ongoing.
The governing body is withholding the Brit’s licence over a failed drug tests two years ago, and recent months have seen the hearing been further delayed, much to the agony of Fury.
The whole scenario must have infuriated the 29-year-old and as a result he thought it to be the perfect opportunity to make his voice heard while launching a long and aggressive tirade towards the boxing chief.
Despite returning to training earlier this year after successfully undergoing rehabilitation program on his mental issues, Fury was eyeing a sensational comeback at some point this term – which seems unfeasible at the current period of time.
Until the UK Anti-Doping agency hold the hearing and give him a fair trial, it is meaningless for the former heavyweight champion to prepare for the future.
Fury recently begged the boxing hierarchy to provide him a fair hearing, stating ban him for life or end the matter altogether, rather than letting it hang in the balance.
Pleading his innocence, he said: “How long must I be held up and kept out of action? It's been 15 months since I've been under investigation, you're keeping an innocent man from fulfilling his destiny and from providing for his family.
“Everybody else is dealt with in a few months, why must I be treated any differently?
“Surely there must be a human rights law preventing this from happening to people!
“Either ban me or set me free as I've been in limbo for a long time! I want to move on with my life!
“Clear my name and let me return to my former glory.”
It remains to be seen what the impact of the outrage in the coming days will be and whether Fury’s actions will aid in his favour or lead his own situation into more jeopardy.