WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has raised hopes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua potentially facing each other.
The two Britons have had verbal skirmishes over the years, but despite much talking, they have never resolved their differences in the ring.
Joshua is expected to face Deontay Wilder once his fight with Otto Wallin takes place on Saturday night as part of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Day of Reckoning’.
Meanwhile, Fury is preparing for his fight with Oleksandr Usyk on February 17.
Boxing rivals Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could still fight each other
Boxing fans are hopeful that Joshua and Wilder will face each other on March 9 if both of them win.
And Sulaiman has suggested the winner of that fight will go up against Fury or Usyk as a mandatory challenger for the WBC world heavyweight champion.
“The Day of Reckoning is an unprecedented event and it’s a fantastic tournament,” he told Boxing Scene.
“If Wilder and Joshua fight, it would be a natural final elimination bout between WBC’s No. 1 challenger Wilder and No. 2 Joshua for a shot at the mandatory.
“We’ll wait to see what happens on Saturday, but nothing is official (yet) at the moment.
“As far as I understand, there is a rematch agreement between both Fury-Usyk and Wilder-Joshua.”
He added, “I feel very excited.
“We have been striving for this for many years.
“When Wilder was our champion (from 2015 to 2020), we gave him full time and opportunities to face Joshua at that time.
“When Fury beat Wilder and became champion, we did a lot of things in the process, hoping (for Fury) to get into the fight with Joshua and then Usyk.
“So it’s been a long process – a long due process.
“It is happening now, and the WBC is proud, pleased and supportive.
“This is a great moment for boxing.”
While Fury could still face Joshua, his father recently expressed doubt whether that fight would ever happen.
“No, I think he flew away. That bird flew away,” he said.
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“That boat has floated. Unless AJ wins, he gets past Wallin, he beats Wilder, Tyson is the undisputed champion.
“Guess what? Game on. The biggest fight ever to grace a TV screen.
“This is the stuff dreams are made of, isn’t it?
“I couldn’t love anything better than this. I think it will never be equalled.”
Fury’s father also thinks Joshua could lose to Wallin in Saudi this weekend.
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“AJ has his own problems,” he said.
“And that would be the case of Lennox Lewis and Riddick Bowe – the fight that never happened.
“He’s got to get to 23rd, and then he’s fighting Wilder, so he’s got two Everests to climb before he gets to Tyson.
“At the end of the day, he had his chance, right? And he blew it.
“What happened put AJ in a slippery situation. Both fights are not banana peels, he can be beaten.
“He is very likely to be defeated by Wallin.”