Saturday night's Cruiserweight collision between Marco Huck and Mairis Briedis will now be for the WBC World Title.

The bout in Dortmund, Germany has been elevated from Interim status, meaning the biggest prize will be on the line, live on BoxNation.

In a statement, the body said: "The WBC hereby confirms that the fight between Mairis Briedis and Marco Huck will be for the WBC Cruiserweight Championship of the World."

England's Tony Bellew was the previous holder of the belt, but after his Heavyweight contest with David Haye it seems unlikely he'll return to the division.

With this announcement, Bellew has been appointed 'Champion Emeritus', which means that should he fight at Cruiser again, he will automatically get a shot at the World Title upon his return, should he choose to do so.

Huck was king of the Cruiserweights between 2009-2015, and now has the chance to become World Champion again. First he must get past Briedis, the heavy-hitting Latvian who boasts 18 knockouts in 21 fights.

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