WBC Confirms Deontay Wilder Vs. Andy Ruiz Jr Clash
Though there was another fighter in the mix.
Former heavyweight champions, Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr, will soon share the ring as the WBC has confirmed their title eliminator bout. Las Vegas is likely to host the fight.
Wilder has always been open to the Ruiz fight. He did, however, pursue Anthony Joshua for a few weeks, but the Brit turned down the opportunity through his promoter Eddie Hearn.
AJ reportedly believes that he needs more time.
Ruiz was the first man to beat AJ in a title fight. As for the time when Wilder and AJ were closing in on a possible fight this year, Fury picked Wilder as his potential winner.
But with Joshua now out of the picture, Ruiz has accepted the offer, making the Wilder-Ruiz showdown a reality that Premier Boxing Champions boss Al Haymon has been planning for years.
In a statement the sanctioning body has released its future plans, detailing the title eliminators and major championsip bouts.
“Champion Tyson Fury will make a voluntary defense against Dereck Chisora on December 3 in London. Fury will have the option to fight a unification fight against Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed championship. The winner will be committed to fighting the WBC mandatory,” the WBC stated.
“Therefore, Andy Ruiz is to fight Deontay Wilder in a final eliminator for the mandatory position,” they added.