British heavyweight Dillian Whyte has taken to Twitter to cast his outrage at the WBC as they mandate Dominic Breazeale to fight champion Deontay Wilder.
Whyte has held the WBC Silver heavyweight title since October 2017, when he outpointed Robert Helenius to clinch the belt which seemingly put him next in line to challenge Wilder for the world championship.
Whyte defended his strap against Aussie Lucas Browne in March, and then proceeded to call Wilder out post-fight, however, the WBC hit the Brixton puncher with a blow as they have now ordered a final eliminator between Whyte and former world title challenger Luis Ortiz.
Wilder stopped Ortiz in the 10th round of their fight in March, but the Cuban could be given a second crack at the ‘Bronze Bomber’, but will have to meet Whyte first.
The carnage continued as Whyte revealed on Twitter the WBC have put Breazeale in pole position to fight Wilder, as the former Anthony Joshua opponent beat Eric Molina in November, which has now been treated as a final eliminator, something which was not previously stated.
Whyte tweeted: “This sums up everything that's wrong with boxing @WBCBoxing you confirmed to me & the media that Breazeale v Molina was not a final eliminator now you're saying it was and mandating Wilder to fight Breazeale before me #Bulls**t.”
Of course, this recent tweet from Whyte caused a stir, with boxing fans claiming it proves the WBC are protecting their champion.
‘The Body Snatcher’ had already been ordered to fight Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev by the IBF in a final eliminator, which would see the winner next in line to fight unified champion Joshua, with the showdown reportedly being targeted for July at the O2 Arena.
Whyte continued to call out boxers on Twitter as he targets a rematch with Joshua, a British showdown with the returning Tyson Fury, or possible final eliminators with Pulev or WBA mandatory Alexander Povetkin, while finally mentioning Joseph Parker.
He tweeted: “I want to fight at least 2 of these guys over the next 12 months @BronzeBomber @anthonyfjoshua @Tyson_Fury @APovetkin @KubratPulev @joeboxerparker make it happen @EddieHearn @SkySportsBoxing #JustWantToFight #TEAMBODYSNATCHER.”
Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn responded to the news the WBC had promoted Breazeale’s win over Molina as a final eliminator on twitter.
Hearn tweeted: “The WBC confirmed to us and the media that that fight was not a final eliminator, it couldn’t have been because of their ranking positions - we are on the case.”
Whyte finds himself ranked first in the WBC above Breazeale, third in the WBO, fourth in the IBF, and eighth in the WBA, leaving the Brit in a good position to challenge for a world title in the near future.News Now - Sport News