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11 October, 2018, 21:31
Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the World Boxing Council has disclosed that Tyson Fury must enroll in the WBC's clean boxing programme this week if he wants to fight for the WBC title.
Lineal heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury finally enrolled in the WBC's Clean Boxing Program on Monday.
"If he does not enroll, then the WBC can not sanction the fight", Sulaiman exclusively told Sky Sports.
In February 2017, Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) was scheduled to defend his title against Andrzej Wawrzyk, but the Polish product also failed a VADA test and was replaced on short notice by Gerald Washington.
The British heavyweight is set to take on the WBC champion December 1 in Los Angeles, with the pair agreeing to a deal after lengthy negotiations between Wilder and Anthony Joshua failed.
"Fury must enroll", Sulaiman told ESPN on Sunday.
Wilder subsequently chanted "there's only one Bronze Bomber" a number of times at Fury. "He personally committed to me to enroll".
Whatever the outcome of the fight, the victor will face the mandatory challenger for the WBC title Dominic Breazeale, who last fought in November 2017, beating Eric Molina, if a deal isn't agreed with a certain Anthony Joshua with regards to a mega-fight in April next year, that is.
Wilder, who will be making his eighth title defense against Fury, had three fights in 18 months impacted by his opponents' positive VADA drug tests. He can not win the title.
Note that Wilder is known for fierce support for doping tests from WADA and is one of the most vocal critics of the fighters that avoid tests or caught using banned drugs.