The impact of this decision by the WBC president is that the bout will be relegated to a non-title fight; hence, if Fury defeats Wilder, he will not win the WBC strap save he enrolls for the programme.
Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs), who will be making his eighth title defense, has always been a strong advocate for a testing program specific to each of his fights, in part because he has seen three previous bouts canceled or had to find a new opponent because his original foe failed a drug test.
Fury is due to challenge world titleholder Deontay Wilder for that sanctioning body's heavyweight world title belt December 1 in the main event of a Showtime PPV card at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
While sitting with Fury, the champ said he was part Nigerian, unfortunately, he didn't expand and since the line was a throwaway one, we aren't quite sure how he fits. I'm sorry to tell you that'.
When Wilder later warned his opponent that on the night of the fight, "You're not going to be looking into the eyes of Deontay Wilder, you'll be looking in the eyes of the Bronze Bomber - you're going to feel him too", Fury asked if he was talking about "an alter ego" or "a spirit".
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When made aware of the fact that Fury had not enrolled in the testing program, Shelly Finkel, one of Wilder's managers, said he looked into it.
"Tyson Fury has sent WBC Clean Boxing Program enrollment forms to VADA", he said.
Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) has a checkered drug-testing history. He was stripped of the titles and ultimately did not fight for 31 months until returning to the ring in June.
The Briton spoke at length how he wants to face Wilder in a blockbuster bout, while Fury has also been mentioned.
The WBC and VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Assocation) joined forces in 2016 to eradicate drugs in boxing.