Fury-Wilder Sanctioned By WBC
Tyson Fury has taken the last step to have his fight with Deontay Wilder sanctioned by the WBC, as the linear world heavyweight champion has enrolled in the organization’s Clean Boxing Program.
On Monday, Sulaiman made it clear that if the 30 year old former unified champion did not sign up by the end of the week, the WBC could not sanction the December 1st fight against current WBC world heavyweight champion, Wilder at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Sulaiman said to BoxingScene.com’s Declan Taylor: “I can confirm Tyson Fury has now sent the Clean Boxing Program enrollment forms to VADA testing.
“Where you are located is the most important piece of information, where we can find you to perform a test, it is very simple,” Sulaiman told Taylor. “You put down your information and every time you make a move you have to report it. So, if you’re going to the movies and it’s more than one mile away, you report it. It’s the optimum way of doing it. The administration is complicated, but we are doing our best.
“You can report it via email or entering the information on a new app we have developed. He would have that app on his phone and he can enter where he is going.
“I would say on this program we randomly test between 20 and 30 boxers every month so there’s a fair chance Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder would be tested as part of that.”
“If he wins, I will be very proud to see him as the WBC champion,” said Sulaiman of Fury, who has held all but the WBC belt in his career.
“We have a long story with Tyson Fury. We have been in communication with very years back to when he was promoted by Mick Hennessy. One time we suspended him because of foul language, then he properly apologized.
“Then he had the opportunity to fight for another title and he was successful. He has since had problems, but he is now welcome, he is rated, and he is ready to fight for the title.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene