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World Boxing Council (WBC) have promised Andy Ruiz Jr a heavyweight title clash in the future should he keep his weight in check.
The 30-year-old ballooned in weight over the last four weeks ahead of his fight with Anthony Joshua.
Joshua beat Ruiz in a 12 round fight in Saudi Arabia.
However, Ruiz will be able to have the consolation prize of being rated in the top five by the WBC come January.
This means Ruiz could fight with Deontay Wilder.
“Mexican boxer Andy Ruiz may have the opportunity to dispute the heavyweight title of the World Boxing Council,” said WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. “Andy is going to be well rated. Not only because of the big surprise he gave in June. He has a good record, showing good things. He’s in the boxing elite. “Andy doesn’t need to have qualifying rounds or something else. Maybe he should rest, reflect on what he did wrong. The move on with his career.”