EXCLUSIVE: WBC President CONSIDERS RANKING Tyson Fury, says Deontay Wilder ‘would make a great fight’
World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has informed WBN that the rejuvenated Tyson Fury could return to the WBC Rankings very soon.
In the wake of Fury winning a comeback fight following a 31-month absence, the former world champion recently called out WBC ruler Deontay Wilder.
“Knock on my door (Wilder) and I promise I’ll answer,” said Fury on the back of Anthony Joshua pulling out of a unification with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ this week. “I’m the real heavyweight champion, so if you want some I’ll give it to you.
Asked by WBN whether a fight with Wilder would be possible soon despite Fury not holding a position in the ratings, an enthused Sulaiman confirmed that could all change in the near future.
“Tyson Fury came back after a long layoff and won a fight this month of June, so he could very well be back in the WBC ratings,” Sulaiman exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Fury is a proven sensational fighter and would make a great fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder,” he added.
Meanwhile, the WBC has released its half-year report on all seventeen weight classes as President Mauricio Sulaiman moves to keep fans in the loop on the mandatory situations.
From minimumweight to heavyweight, everything is given full transparency in order to show what’s being done to make the best fights out there.
With Deontay Wilder out of the running for Anthony Joshua at the moment, the WBC confirmed they’ll do all they can to make the fight and will put any mandatories on hold in favor of the undisputed super-fight.
Below is the report for heavyweight:
What was ordered
Champion Deontay Wilder to make his mandatory defense against No. 1 ranked Bermane Stiverne on November 4. The WBC concluded the process, according to its Clean Boxing Program protocol, for the adverse finding of Luis Ortiz, and has withdrawn its sanction of the Wilder vs. Ortiz fight. An official ruling has been sent to the corresponding parties. Specific details will be released at a later date.
Dominique Breazeale will fight a final elimination bout with Eric Molina the same card as Wilder vs Stiverne as he had a valid contract to engage in a final elimination for WBC.
Dillian Whyte vs. Robert Helenius for the vacant silver.
What took place
Deontay Wilder defeated Bermane Stiverne by KO1 on November 4, 2017.
Dominic Breazeale defeated Eric Molina by KOT8 and won the final elimination fight on November 4, 2017.
Dillian White defeated Robert Helenius by UD12 on October 28, 2017 and won the vacant silver title.
Deontay Wilder defeated Luis Ortiz by KOT10 on March 3 in New York, in a voluntary defense
Dillian Whyte defeated Lucas Browne by KO6 for the silver on March 24 in London.
WBC ordered Dillian Whyte vs. Luis Ortiz as a final eliminator for the second mandatory of the division. Dillian Whyte withdrew from this fight.
What happens now?
WBC position has been to support the efforts to make Wilder vs. Joshua a reality and will wait for confirmation by both camps.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay