WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman says they could install Anthony Joshua as the mandatory challenger to heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury but has failed to get a fight he badly wants for the summer.

Sulaiman says the WBC’s board of governors will soon decide who they plan to install as the mandatory for Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs).

Choosing Joshua, of course, would be a pointless, silly move on the WBC’s part, as he’s not going to waste his time trying to set up a fight with Fury, as AJ is already planning on fighting Dillian Whyte on August 12 before a lucrative battle against Deontay Wilder in December in Saudi Arabia.

Joshua isn’t going to deal with the headaches of trying to set up a fight with the intractable Fury.

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WBC Andy Ruiz would seem to be the more logical move to be made mandatory for Fury, as the heavyset former unified champion wants that fight and is available. The WBC will likely make Joshua mandatory symbolically to show they’re trying to help Fury get a summer fight.

Still, the reality is that it will be rejected by AJ, and the sanctioning body will need to move down their rankings until they find a contender willing & available to fight Tyson.

However, it’s very unlikely that Fury would want to fight either of those guys because they’re risky match-ups for him, and he could lose. With the way the aging 34-year-old Fury fights at this stage of his career, clinching, wrestling & mauling, Makhmudov and Sanchez would be all wrong for him; they do well against that basic journeymen-level style that Fury has been taught by his trainer SugarHill Steward.

“We have to take action,” WBC president Sulaiman told Sky Sports. “There are different options. I will address this with the board of governors because already we’re entering June, and there’s no scenario. “That’s a possibility. If Wilder and Ruiz are not fighting for the final elimination, Joshua’s right there at No 3. That’s possible “We have to go through a process. The WBC board of governors will make that decision.”