If Tyson Fury retires, there may be an eight-man heavyweight tournament to decide the new WBC world heavyweight champion.
The “King of Gypsies” is said to have ended his illustrious career after defending his title with Dillian White at Wembley Stadium last month.
If the unbeaten world champion retires, then WBC president Mauricio Suleiman suggested that they might hold a tournament to crown the new king.
Judging by WBC rankings, such a game could feature many big names, including No. 1 heavyweight Deontay Wilder. in
The top eight also included Joe Joyce, White and Andy Ruiz Jr. in
Not to mention Joseph Parker, Frank Sanchez, Alslanbeck Mahmudoff and Luis Ortiz.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has suggested that they could stage a tournament to determine a new WBC heavyweight champion if Tyson Fury does retire and vacate. This the current top eight in the WBC rankings… [@SkySports] pic.twitter.com/C6CZqp9X1l
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When asked if Wilder could contend for a possible vacant WBC title, Suleiman replied: “Of course! Because he’s the No. 1 contender in the division.”
He added: “I spoke to him some months ago and he is doing well and is looking forward to resuming his boxing career. We have a year for the next mandatory fight.
“At the moment, we are waiting for Tyson Fury’s decision, and then we will have a series of fights – a boxing match – to reach the final, but for now we are waiting because we don’t know the details.
“I think Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker are fighting for the WBO interim title, but I haven’t confirmed that. All variables can change.”
If Fury retires and then releases his signature green and gold belt, there is no shortage of heavyweight competitors.
The idea of Wilder, White and Ruiz Jr. clashing in the tournament will inject a new impetus into a boxing blue ribbon section.
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