Whyte Challenges WBC Ruling On Wilder-Breazeale
Dillian Whyte feels he deserves to be where Dominic Breazeale is standing.
The WBC silver heavyweight champion has filed a formal appeal to the WBC regarding Breazeale’s status as mandatory challenger to the WBC world heavyweight title held by Deontay Wilder.
Breazeale and Whyte were set as mandatory challengers prior to Wilder signing to face Tyson Fury back in December at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The WBC would order the two to square off in a mandatory rematch after their controversial draw, and set up an interim title fight between Whyte and Breazeale, in-hopes the winner would get the winner of Wilder-Fury II.
That would blow up when Fury signed with Top Rank and ESPN, tanking any chances of an immediate rematch, opening the door for Breazeale to get his title shot.
“Dillian Whyte has contested the (mandatory contender) situation in the heavyweight division for his case,” WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed but without being able to offer clarification while under review. “We have held a WBC mediation (meeting).
“I cannot reveal anything for obvious reasons,” Sulaiman explains. “But we are moving along the way with dealing with having entertained Dillian Whyte’s appeal. We’re working with that.”
Whyte remains the highest rated contender to Wilder’s WBC title as well as the WBO strap currently in the possession of Anthony Joshua, against whom he suffered his lone career defeat more than three years ago.
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