World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman has backed Deontay Wilder to receive another world title shot.
Wilder is currently involved in a mediation process to force a trilogy fight with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Back in February, Fury dropped and stopped Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Wilder would quickly exercise an immediate rematch clause.
The third fight was pushed back several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As the situation dragged on, Fury announced that he was going in another direction as Wilder's rematch clause had expired.
Wilder, who strongly believes his rematch clause is still valid, initiated the mediation process to secure his shot.
"There is an issue that we are aware of that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have some sort of mediation process going on and that's the only thing, but we don't have any details," Sulaiman told Sky Sports.
"We're just hoping that everything gets resolved and everybody is happy and we see great fights inside the ring. Wilder is a tremendous, important element. He was five years champion of the WBC. Extremely loyal.
"The greatest knockout ratio. The percentage is unbelievable and he is a very dear fighter, a champion in the WBC and he deserves, of course, another opportunity. He gave Tyson Fury the opportunity and Tyson Fury beat him, knocked him out, and, of course, Wilder is in the mix. He deserves an opportunity and we will see how things evolve in the coming year."
If the mediation goes in Fury's favor, he will likely target a full division unification with WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua - provided the British star overcomes mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 in the UK.