World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman would love to see a final WBC eliminator between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua.

Wilder is ranked at number one, while Joshua sits in the number two position. 

On February 17, WBC champion Tyson Fury will take part in an undisputed showdown with WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk.

Before that takes place, on December 23, Wilder and Joshua will see action on the same card in Saudi Arabia. Joshua will take on top contender Otto Wallin, while Wilder collides with fellow former champion Joseph Parker.

Should they win their respective fights, Wilder and Joshua could finally face each other in 2024.

And Sulaiman wants his organization to sanction that fight as a final eliminator to set down a mandatory challenger to the winner of Fury-Usyk.

"We've been waiting and pushing and mediating and encouraging everyone to try to make this happen," Sulaiman told Sky Sports.

"When Wilder was champion there were a couple of occasions where Wilder-Joshua came very close. The WBC left that window without interfering with anything that could get in the way. Then with Tyson Fury, he was ready to fight Joshua, then Usyk.

"The problem that could happen is a mandatory contender. We did order Wilder against [Andy] Ruiz, which was a tremendous fight, to find a mandatory contender. That fight didn't take place. So the WBC board of governors has approved Fury against Usyk in February and then the rematch so there will not be anything in the way, as far as the WBC, for both fights to take place.

"In itself it is a natural WBC elimination tournament. You have Wilder, No 1, Joshua, you have Parker, you have Otto Wallin, all those are highly ranked in the WBC. After December 23 we're going to see a different picture in the rankings. It looks like Wilder and Joshua are on a collision course. That could very well be a final elimination to determine a mandatory contender for the WBC title."