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Whyte frustrated at decision to make the winner of the fight a mandatory WBC challenger .

Dillian Whyte lashes out at WBC after recent statement regarding heavyweight division

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The winner of the Dominic Breazeale vs Eric Molina fight on November 4 automatically has the chance to contest the WBC world heavyweight title - much to the annoyance of Dillian Whyte.

Breazeale and Molina are ranked 6th and 12th by WBC respectively, yet have been granted the shot at fighting the winner of Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne - despite the fact that both boxers have been stopped when challenging for world titles in the past.

Whyte is third, meanwhile, in the rankings off the back of a victory against Robert Helenius, which was on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam fight last month.

Molina and Breazeale encounter each other in the ring on the undercard of Wilder's defence of the WBC belt versus Stiverne in Brooklyn this Saturday.

Londoner Whyte was vying for a fight with Wilder early in 2018, and many other British fighters have followed suit, but Wilder responded saying that he would only fight Whyte if it led to a bout with Anthony Joshua.

Whyte, who holds a career record of 22 wins in 23 fights, feels an injustice has been enacted by the WBC governing body.

"I've fought for all these WBC eliminators and I've got three WBC belts. If anyone deserves a final eliminator it's me. I at least have to fight the Breazeale vs. Molina winner," Whyte claims.

"I'm the highest-ranked WBC fighter outside of Wilder. This Breazeale vs. Molina is a terrible fight and Breazeale should win in two or three rounds. Molina is coming off an awful performance and has shown no ambition.

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"I still want Wilder as my next opponent. We'll try to get that. As far as I know, I'm still No. 1 challenger. Once Stiverne loses, I should be mandatory. The rankings will change in the next few days and I should be No. 1."

Whyte's promoter Eddie Hearn responded to the news on Twitter, saying: "I don't believe this is correct -- neither are even in the top five -- Dillian is the highest rated contender as [sic] is ready to fight."

Indeed, it seems as if an odd bout has been organised by the WBC governing bodies that many would argue does not pose the same threat to Deontay Wilder's WBC crown that a fight with Dillian Whyte would. 

The identity of Wilder's or Stiverne's next opponent will become clear after Saturday's bout.

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