The WBC sanctioned a fight between two ex-world champions, Andy Ruiz and Deontay Wilder.
Therefore, the winner of the fight between Ruiz and Wilder will become the next mandatory challenger for the WBC heavyweight title, which is held by Tyson Fury.
In his last fight, Ruiz defeated Luis Ortiz by unanimous decision. At the same time, Andy knocked down his opponent three times. After the fight, Ruiz challenged Deontay Wilder to a face-to-face fight.
Wilder defeated Finn Robert Helenius by knockout in the first round in October. After the fight, Deontay offered to fight WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO World Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk.