Whyte To Meet With WBC Over Mandatory

With Dominic Breazeale’s fight with Deontay Wilder is set for May 18th at the Barclays Center, Dillian Whyte feels it is his time to become the mandatory opponent for the green and Gold belt.

Whyte has been ranked number one for sometime, but Breazeale was listed as the mandatory challenger in 2018.

Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn, hopes that the WBC will install the British boxer to face the winner of the May 18th title fight

“It’s frustrating,” said Hearn to Sky Sports. “We’ve sent a legal letter to the WBC this week and we actually meet with Mauricio Sulaiman, who’s in town for Charlie Edwards’ WBC world title fight on Sky Sports this Saturday, and we’re saying ‘how can you make Breazeale mandatory?’

“It just doesn’t make sense. Dillian Whyte is WBC No 1, and more recently Dillian Whyte was ordered to fight Breazeale for the mandatory position. Everything is set up to suit Deontay Wilder, really, and I believe that Dillian Whyte should be next in line for a shot at Deontay Wilder.

“We have a mediation session this Saturday with legal counsels to see what the WBC are going to provide as a resolution for Dillian Whyte, because he’s worked his way up those rankings, and I actually believe the mandatory for the winner of Breazeale against Wilder should be Dillian Whyte. We’ll see where we get with that.”


Initial Report: Sky Sports

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