The WBC paved the way for a rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder after their controversial draw in Los Angeles.
Fury and Wilder could not be separated after 12 round bouts in their WBC heavyweight championship fight at the Staples Center last weekend.
Both fighters declared their desire to meet again and Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, said he and the British Boxing Board of Control would pressure the body to order a second fight.
The WBC paved the way for a rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder
Fury and Wilder could not be separated after 12 rounds of their heavyweight title fight
Friday night their wish was granted when the WBC confirmed that they "sanctioned a direct rematch" between the couple.
The World Boxing Council conducted a vote through the Board of Governors, which resulted in a unanimous agreement to sanction a direct rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury & # 39 ;, said the 39, governing body in a declaration.
& # 39; Wilder and Fury have given boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division over a long period, which has created a huge popular demand for fans to see a rematch.
& # 39; The WBC is happy to confirm that a direct rematch has been approved and will create in a ruling that will also consider the mandatory status of the division. & # 39;
The decision means that Wilder is clear to face the British Gypsy King once again, despite Dominic Breazeale being his mandatory challenger.
& # 39; Wilder and Fury have given boxing one of the best fights in the division for a long time & # 39 ;, the WBC said
Breazeale earned a shot at the WBC title but the body's decision means that Wilder can negotiate a second fight with Fury without the risk of being stripped of his title.
Although Fury and his team felt they had done enough to fight Wilder's belt, the three judges could not be divided in Los Angeles.
The British fighter climbed twice on the canvas, included in the final round, when he came out of a wild knockdown that seemed to have given Wilder his 40th career knockdown.
"The fury was all I expected it to be. That's not what Fury did, that's what I did not do, "said Wilder on Thursday." You saw the best of Fury, you did not see the best of me.
"I wanted to end the show with a devastating knockout and I got excited too".
Fury got off the canvas twice but could not fight Wilder's belt in Los Angeles
He continued: "I do not think it will be the same, especially going into a revenge and being hit like this … I know my power and I know what I can do".
Fury, meanwhile, believes he has done enough to earn a rematch on home soil.
In just his third fight after over two years, the former world champion approached the stunning victory in Los Angeles. And he hopes to lure Wilder into the home of Manchester United.
"I told Frank Warren, he said" Arsenal ", but I said" No, let's do it at the Old Trafford! "We hope to have him here in the summer," he said as he watched United draw with Arsenal on Wednesday.