If Wilder Fights Breazeale, Whyte Wants Mandatory
If Deontay Wilder’s opponent on May 18th is Dominic Beazeale for the WBC world heavyweight title, Dillian Whyte hopes the governing body inserts him as the mandatory challenger.
Breazeale was initially slated to fight Dillian Whyte for the interim WBC world heavyweight title, but following Tyson Fury calling off his rematch with Deontay Wilder, Breazeale was moved into the challenger role.
“Right now, I don’t know, because the Wilder-Tyson Fury fight fell out of bed,” Whyte told Sky Sports. “The WBC, they ordered me against Breazeale. Hopefully they will honour that and keep true to their word, and they will give me the mandatory position.
“If Wilder wants to fight Breazeale, I should become the WBC automatic mandatory, because Dominic Breazeale is pulling out of the fight, not me.”
“No, you have to believe in yourself, you have to be patient in this game, and sometimes you need to take backward steps to move forward, that’s all it is,” said Whyte, who failed to get a title shot against Anthony Joshua in May at Wembley Stadium
“I know my value. I’ve built my way back to being No 1 contender in two governing bodies. I’m the highest ranked fighter across all the governing bodies. The fight only gets bigger.”