WBC president, Mauricio Sulaiman said after Andy Ruiz Jr.’s victory in June that he would welcome an Andy Ruiz Jr. – Deontay Wilder title fight. However, Ruiz has been defeated by Joshua in the rematch and he is not currently a World Champion, but Sulaiman still thinks there is still a reason for this match even though Ruiz hasn’t World Championship title.
According to WBC president, despite Ruiz’s defeat continues to be at the forefront of heavyweight and could be in the top 5 in the organization’s January ranking. So he has a real chance of battling Deontay Wilder or the current world champion for the WBC belt in the near future. Not only because of Ruiz’s victory in June, Sulaiman thinks so because of his performance in recent years. – according to WBN.
By the way Sulaiman defended Ruiz, claiming that the Mexican was a “victim of the circumstances.” He couldn’t process the success, the sudden popularity, and the changes that came with it. This defeat was a good lesson for him not to make such a mistake again. Take the preparation hard and pay attention to his weight. Get a few victories and he will has a chance at a World champion title match at WBC.
Ruiz promises since his defeat that he will fight hard to prove to everyone and show that he is indeed a world champion. You will not make this mistake again. He wants a third match with Joshua, but he’ll have to wait a lot for the mandatory title defenses if there is a third match at all.
But Dillian Whyte, the WBC interim champion would like to fight with Ruiz. It would certainly improve Ruiz’s ranking if he defeated Whyte. Because Whyte is currently an interim champion and in principle will have a chance in the title match in 2021. Ruiz could take away this opportunity if he defeated him. One more reason to have a Whyte – Ruiz match.
(Sources: BoxingScene, WBN)