Wilder vs. Ruiz – WBC gives go-ahead


The World Boxing Council has sanctioned a final elimination bout between the two former heavyweight champions: the winner will be eligible to fight WBC title holder Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs).

At the Council Congress in Acapulco (Mexico), its head Mauricio Suleiman announced that the American Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) and the Mexican Andy Ruiz (35-2, 22 KOs) should meet in the next fight.

The Premier Boxing Champions have been talking about such a fight for some time (both fighters recently fought on FOX), but the WBC’s ruling doesn’t guarantee Ruiz, 33, and Wilder, 37, will actually fight. It’s just a prescription.

Former WBC champion Wilder is No. 1 in the rankings, and former IBF, WBA and WBO champion Ruiz is No. 2.

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Recall that Briton Fury fought Wilder three times: on his account in the trilogy – a draw and two early victories.

However, in some of the unlikely futures, Derek Chisora ​​(33-12, 23 KOs) against Ruiz may fight for the WBC title in early 2023. To do this, the first one needs to beat Fury on December 3 in their third fight (after two defeats to him in the past), and Ruiz needs to win against Deontay. What can I say, the Mexican has already told what kind of blow he will knock out Wilder.

Even Usyk is not against the fight for the absolute with Chisora ​​and returning to the heavyweights for titles.