Deontay Wilder will have his next opponent official in just a couple of weeks.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said that the Wilder versus Andy Ruiz Jr final heavyweight title eliminator will be sanctioned at the WBC’s convention on November 8.
“The WBC did sanction two fights as elimination bouts. It was Andy Ruiz against [Luis] ‘King Kong’ Ortiz and Wilder against Helenius. Both winners are to face each other for the final elimination and for the mandatory position in the WBC,” Sulaiman told Fighthype.
“… Every weight category will be discussed on November 8th of the ratings in the morning, and then the mandatories will come later on…
“Everybody can come up to the microphone and put their petition and their position. Then it’s voted right there by the WBC board.”
Both Wilder and Ruiz have already said that they are willing to fight one another.
Wilder is coming off of an exhilarating first-round knockout of Robert Helenius on October 15.
Ruiz was last in action on September 4 when he dominated Luis Ortiz to a 12-round unanimous decision.
The winner of this bout would become the mandatory for current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s title.