Dominic Breazeale is interested in facing Dillian Whyte for the WBC mandatory contender spot, per an interview with Sky Sports. Breazeale is targeting October or November for his return to the ring.
With WBC champion, Deontay Wilder set to face Tyson Fury, Breazeale is willing to put his mandatory challenger status on the line against Dillian Whyte.
For Breazeale, the bout would definitively decide who is deserving of the next WBC title shot. “I only thought it was right for him and myself to get in the ring and square it off”.
Dillian Whyte is an unheralded top five heavyweight. Despite being one of the best in the world, a title shot has continued to elude him. However, he has been creeping up on it.
In Whyte’s last outing, he out-pointed former champion, Joseph Parker. This led Eddie Hearn to tap Whyte as Joshua’s April opponent if they cannot make the Wilder fight.
It is worth noting that Joshua will apparently be hit with a tide of mandatory orders for 2019. Should that happen, Breazeale vs Whyte makes perfect sense.
The winner of that fight would face the victor of Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury. The winner of that saga would undoubtedly be the number two heavyweight in the world. That fighter’s clash with Joshua would be monumental.
The divisional inner-workings are conspiring to make the eventual undisputed title clash even bigger.
Source: Sky Sports