Fury And Wilder's Round Table Interview Is Going To Be Fun

Heather Diaz
October 13, 2018

The duo did a whirlwind three-day media tour last week starting in London, stopping in NY and ending in Los Angeles, where the animosity between them was clearly evident as the final phase of the event nearly finished in a brawl on stage.

Talking exclusively to Express Sport, trainer Nelson revealed his belief in the young heavyweight, claiming Bakole would take on any of the "big three" in his next fight.

"If Tyson Fury does not enrol in the clean boxing programme, the fight is not for the WBC title".

And the Briton has taken that advice on board, with Sulaiman confirming that Fury has now signed up.

Fury is having just his third fight back after a long lay off due to a suspension and personal problems and Wilder is sure that he has the number of the man with his power thought to be second to none.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said he was not aware that Fury had not enrolled in the program even though Fury should not have appeared in the WBC rankings until he had enrolled in the program.

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Lou DiBella, Wilder's promoter, told ESPN that he contacted Dr. Margaret Goodman, the president of VADA, on Monday about a drug-testing program specific to the bout. "Now that Fury's paperwork is in and he is enrolled, we can start it nearly immediately".

Fury also said he had, "The psychological edge" because Wilder's nickname of the "Bronze Bomber" means, "A third-placed man".

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.

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.

Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) has a checkered drug-testing history.

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