WBC sanctions Wilder v Fury fight

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Although heavyweight world titleholder Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury wrapped up a three-city media tour last week to promote their December 1 Showtime PPV showdown at Staples Center in Los Angeles and are headed for training camp, one critical aspect of the agreement is not in place yet.

As of Sunday, Fury, whom the WBC recently rated No. 3, was still not enrolled.

"Tyson Fury has sent WBC Clean Boxing Program enrollment forms to VADA", he said.

The boxing champ said this in a round table discussion with his opponent Tyson Fury against whom he's to defend his title against.

If a fighter does not enroll, he is not eligible to fight for a WBC title or in a WBC-sanctioned bout.

"Fury has promised me a part in the program". "He personally committed to me to enroll".

The Briton, who like Wilder has an unbeaten record, said after the victory that he would prefer to take on the American next, but was happy to fight whoever came his way.

During the war of words, Fury takes aim at Wilder's "Bronze Bomber" persona and warns him that his time as world champion is coming to an end. Previously, for positive doping tests at Wilder's frustrated battle with Alexander Povetkin, Luis Ortiz, Andrzej Auricom.

Both men are undefeated in their professional careers, Wilder boasts an incredible 40 wins, 39 KOs, whereas Fury is 27-0 with 19 KOs and a more star-studded CV to match. He can not win the title.

The WBC mandates that the all of its titleholders and contenders participate in the random drug-testing program overseen by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association. Fury eventually accepted a backdated two-year ban from UKAD.

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