From Staff and Wire Reports

The World Boxing Council’s Executive Council ruled that the winner of the Mike Tyson-Razor Ruddick fight will be declared its heavyweight champion if the WBC wins its arbitration with Evander Holyfield and George Foreman.

Holyfield, the undisputed heavyweight champion following his victory over Buster Douglas last year, opted to make his first title defense against Foreman instead of a WBC-mandated match against Tyson.

Tyson’s representatives wanted the title vacated, but a judge issued an injunction preventing such an action.