WBC Welcomes Joshua-Wilder In April
While Anthony Joshua awaits Alexander Povetkin, and Deontay Wilder is said to be nearing a deal with Tyson Fury, many are still looking towards an April unification showdown between the two world heavyweight champions.
One of the people who is supremely interested is WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman.
“The WBC has done everything possible to see this great fight happen,” Sulaiman told Sky Sports. “I will be thrilled to see it happen, which is a must as that is what the fans of the world want.”
“It seems that Wilder will fight Tyson Fury next,” said Sulaiman about the next steps for Wilder inside the ring. “We are waiting for an official sanction request from the promoter.”
The list for potential opponents is not lacking, as Dillian Whyte has stepped in the role of potential challengers, not only as WBC silver heavyweight champion, but following his July 28th victory over Joseph Parker. And while those are impressive additions to his resume, Whyte is not the mandatory.
“Dillian Whyte is the WBC silver champion, but is not mandatory,” Sulaiman told Sky Sports.
“The WBC offered him to fight a final elimination bout to enforce a second mandatory on the division against Luis Ortiz, but Whyte did not wish to fight such.”
“The mandatory challenger is Dominic Breazeale,” explained Sulaiman. “Last year he was contracted to fight a final elimination bout versus Bermane Stiverne.
“When Luis Ortiz could not fight Deontay Wilder, Bermane Stiverne got the fight and Breazeale was left with a contract. The replacement for Breazeale was Eric Molina.
“The condition was that if Breazeale won he would become mandatory as per the contract he had.
Initial Report: Sky Sports