This Is When Deontay Wilder Vs. Andy Ruiz Jr Might Happen
The winner could be made mandatory for the WBC heavyweight title.
A date for the Deontay Wilder-Andy Ruiz Jr title eliminator has yet to come.
Reports said that May was being targeted for the heavyweight matchup, but that may not be an option anymore since undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez recently announced that he plans to return in May, which is when he usually fights.
Now, Wilder vs Ruiz could be confirmed by the end of the month for a PBC pay-per-view in March, according to World Boxing News.
Wilder-Ruiz was recently ordered at the WBC convention in Mexico along with a handful of other mandatory bouts including David Benavidez-Caleb Plant and Shakur Stevenson-Isaac Cruz, to name a few.
Before being officially ordered, Wilder and Ruiz said that they were open to facing one another.
Wilder most recently knocked out Robert Helenius quickly in the first round.
Ruiz knocked Luis Ortiz down twice to a 12-round unanimous decision back in September.
If Tyson Fury is successful in his upcoming WBC title defense against old rival Derek Chisora on December 3, the winner of Wilder-Ruiz would become the mandatory challenger.