WBC yet to sanction Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury fight

Deontay Wilder's camp have yet to agree to a fight with Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder's camp have yet to agree to a fight with Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua's representatives have made a "much-improved" offer for a world heavyweight title unification fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder but so far the overtures have been rebuffed, promoter Eddie Hearn has said.

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

Few men on planet Earth can match Fury for mind games and verbal jousting before a fight and the lineal world champ was once again on fine form as he looked to get the upper had on the WBC king before they have even stepped into the ring.

"Fury has promised me a part in the program".

"It's frustrating. We keep requesting these meetings and they don't want them to take place, which is a bit odd when you're talking about the biggest fight in world boxing", Hearn told Sky Sports.

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.

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"Fury must enroll", Sulaiman told ESPN on Sunday.

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".

In May 2016, Wilder was scheduled to defend his title in Moscow against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin, but nine days before the fight, Povetkin tested positive for the banned substance meldonium, forcing the fight to be canceled.

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

Fury won two tune-up bouts, in June and August, and then signed to face Wilder in one of the year's most significant fights.

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