Whyte Warns He’ll Run Through Ortiz
Dillian Whyte was none too pleased after the WBC made the decision to name Dominic Breazeale as the mandatory challenger to WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder.
Whyte, who is ranked as the WBC’s No. 1 heavyweight contender, was instead ordered to face Luis Ortiz in a title eliminator bout for a secondary mandatory position. Ortiz was defeated by Wilder back on March 3. While the bout was praised and Ortiz gave Wilder some trouble, he was ultimately knocked out by the champion in the eighth round.
As reported by Boxing Scene, Whyte feels Wilder is running scared of him.
“Deontay Wilder doesn’t want it. He keeps coming up with excuses, he keeps trying to put barriers in-between me and him,” Whyte said. “Let’s break this down for the people. He just fought Ortiz, voluntary defense. Ortiz is ranked way below me. You knock him out — how can he just get knocked out in a voluntary defense and automatically he’s back in title contention again? No. When you lose for a world title, you go all the way down. It’s a normal process. When you lose you have to build back again.”
Whyte reluctantly will take part in the eliminator with Ortiz if the WBC holds to a promise that Wilder must face the winner.
But Whyte sternly warns what Ortiz’s fate will be.
If Ortiz wants it, he can have it. But only if Deontay Wilder agrees to fight me next and nobody else. I’ll fight Luis Ortiz and I’ll run through him. He’s an old man, I’ll dismantle him. He’ll get tired and I’ll leave him in a bad way. A bad, bad way.
Original Story: Boxing Scene