Dillian Whyte Feels Betrayed By WBC
After his knockout win over Lucas Browne, WBC silver heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte, felt he was deserving of a fight with WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Now, Whyte feels “betrayed” by the sanctioning body, after it was revealed that he’d have to battle Luis Ortiz for the second mandatory of the division.
With reports claiming that Dominic Breazeale will get the next mandatory spot, Whyte told Sky Sports that: “I’ve fought for every single belt the WBC said I was eligible for. I’m one of the only guys in the WBC who has followed the proper procedure.
“I fought many eliminators, and many WBC ranking fights. I’ve been loyal to the WBC for about two years.
Whyte feels that he should fight Breazeale and not Ortiz, for the shot at Wilder.
“I’ve had loads of WBC fights and they’ve always been against top contenders,” said Whyte, who expects to return to the ring in July at The O2.
“[Dereck] Chisora, Helenius, Browne. These haven’t been against mugs… who are highly ranked in the WBC as well.
“I’m very, very disappointed and annoyed. I feel betrayed by the WBC to be honest.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn ‘vented his frustration’ at the WBC, not only over the situation with Whyte and Breazeale, but that Wilder and Breazeale may have a deal set that would delay Wilder fighting fellow heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Hearn told Sky Sports: “I still believe they have agreed Dominic Breazeale next, in June or July. The WBC have told us that.
“They have said the mandatory will happen between Wilder and Breazeale, and the winner of Dillian Whyte vs Luis Ortiz will fight the winner of that. Maybe they’re just using [Breazeale] as a back-up.”
Original Report: Sky Sports