Mauricio Sulaiman, the president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), has disclosed potential candidates to become the mandatory challenger for Tyson Fury's heavyweight title.
Sulaiman suggests that the main plan is to organize an eliminator match between two former champions, Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz. If these boxers cannot reach an agreement on the fight, other contenders will be considered.
"The WBC has been flexible and supporting to try to find the best mandatory contender of the WBC in the division. Wilder vs Ruiz without a doubt would have the best mandatory contender. We are waiting for a final decision [from] both camps. If such is not materialized then we will have to cancel such order and create a new ruling," Sulaiman was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
It's worth noting that Tyson Fury's next bout will be against ex-UFC champion Francis Ngannou. The match is scheduled for October 28 in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.