Breazeale Open to Facing Dillian Whyte
Dillian Whyte has been eyes on himself as he builds toward challenging for a major boxing world heavyweight championship, with a loss to Anthony Joshua the sole blemish on his 25-fight record and scoring a major win over former WBO champion Joseph Parker last month.
But Dominic Breazeale has also been looking to secure a world title match himself, and he was even named the WBC mandatory challenger earlier this year, which did not please Whyte. Whyte then looked like he would be facing either Luis Ortiz in a WBC title eliminator or Kubrat Pulev in an IBF title eliminator before ultimately taking the fight with Parker.
Now, with Wilder opting to take a voluntary defense against Tyson Fury, Breazeale says he is willing to risk his title shot for a fight with Whyte if the public demands it.
“You know, I thought the Dillian Whyte fight and myself was actually going to happen this year,” Breazeale told Sky Sports. “He’s bound with the situation with the WBC and his silver belt, and I have the WBC mandatory. I only thought it was right for him and myself to get in the ring and square it off as the fans would love to see, so hopefully that fight does come here in the near future.
It’s definitely up to Dillian Whyte, but I’m a fan pleaser, and if the fans want to see it, I’m going to be the guy to give it. I’m in a situation where the belts are beautiful and I want to hold all the belts by all means, but at the same time, I want to please the fans. If they want to see it, I’m going to make it happen.
Original Story: Sky Sports