Maybe October 9, 2021 isn’t the last time that fans will see Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury share the ring.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman revealed that the sanctioning body accepted two elimination bouts for their champion, Fury.
“One is Wilder-Helenius, the other is Ruiz-Ortiz. Those are happening as eliminations, but Fury is the champion; he’s got the time, and he will decide, and we’ll see what happens,” Sulaiman told Sky Sports.
This also all depends on whether or not Fury will come out of retirement.
Sulaiman previously gave the British boxer a deadline to decide whether or not he will stay retired. Sulaiman said Fury had until today, August 26.
Still, Wilder will be meeting Robert Helenius on October 15 at the Barclays Center.
Helenius secured his spot in the heavyweight division with two back-to-back victories against Adam Kownacki. Though both of those fights served as eliminators, it doesn’t seem that Helenius is protesting his fight against Wilder, who is one of boxing’s stars and top-ranked fighters.
Wilder was last seen in the ring in October 2021 against Fury. He suffered an 11th round knockout.
On the other side is Andy Ruiz Jr vs Luis Ortiz, which kicks off on September 4.
Ruiz once held the unified titles when he overcame Anthony Joshua in June 2019.
Ortiz is a veteran heavyweight who last defeated Charles Martin in January by TKO.