President of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaimán, has announced that a fight between Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz Jr will be ordered as a title eliminator, following Wilder’s demolition of Robert Helenius on Saturday night.
Wilder announced his comeback on Saturday night, with a brutal stoppage win over Robert Helenius. It took the 36-year-old just three punches to dispose of his opponent and in doing so has brought a newfound buzz back to the heavyweight division.
An article from Marca revealed Sulaimán’s excitement surrounding the set-to-be-announced fight between Wilder and Ruiz after clearly being impressed with his performance last weekend.
“It was impressive. It was a demonstration of power.”
“Wilder hits very hard, but he had been inactive and after two complicated defeats you don’t know how the mind comes, but I saw him like in his best moments.”
“Andy Ruiz is a fighter of great diversity, he is a beastly puncher. But styes make fights, ‘The Destroyer’ [Ruiz] is much shorter than Wilder, it can be complicated for him.”
Sulaimán revealed that the fight will officially be ordered at the Convention in Acapulco, in Mexico next week.
“All the final eliminators are going to be ordered which includes Ruiz-Wilder”
If Wilder does come through against Ruiz it could set up a fourth encounter with current WBC title holder Tyson Fury. However, we’ll have to wait and see whether ‘The Bronze Bomber’ will take on the Mexican or opt to make a super fight against Anthony Joshua.