World Boxing Council Prezident Mauricio Sulaiman believes that a potential mega fight between former world champions Andy Ruiz and Deontay Wilder could very well be the most interesting non-title fight in the heavyweight division.
Both Ruiz and Wilder were on top of the world in 2019. Ruiz TKO’d Anthony Joshua to become a unified heavyweight champ, but he lost the rematch six months later.
Meanwhile, Wilder lost his belt just a few months later after Ruiz loss via UD in Saudi Arabia. Deontay got smoked by Tyson Fury in February 2020 and then lost the trilogy fight in October 2021.
Now they are both resting and contemplating their ring returns in 2022.
“That fight would be wonderful, and it is consistent with what the plans are for Mexico City to secure big boxing events,” said Sulaiman. “We have been looking to return a great event to our capital. There have always been great fights, but we have had many years without having a great event in Mexico City and yes indeed, Andy Ruiz vs. Wilder would be wonderful.
“The Wilder-Ruiz fight is perhaps the most interesting non-title fight right now in the heavyweight division. Wilder is an explosive boxer, Andy Ruiz is a Mexican fighter, having achieved one of the great upsets in the history of heavyweight boxing and the great traction he has with Mexican fans is great, I would love to see him here in Mexico.”