Dillian Whyte and Dominic Breazeale are one step closer to meeting in the ring.
There have been recent rumblings around the boxing world about the move for Dillian Whyte. 3kingsboxing.com reported on the WBC Silver champion’s interview where he disclosed three options for his return April 20, with #4 ranked contender Dominic Breazeale as the front-runner.
Now, the WBC has ordered he face Brezeale for interim title. This is big news for both fighters; especially Whyte who has been knocking on the door of a title shot for a long time.
Dillian Whyte (25-1, 18KO)
He has long angled for a world title opportunity against WBC champion Deontay Wilder and a rematch Anthony Joshua. The man they call “The Body Snatcher” is 25-1 in his professional career, with the lone loss coming to the aforementioned while the duo were climbing the pro ranks. Joshua went on to unify the IBF/WBA/WBO versions of the heavyweight titles, and Whyte went on to win 9 straight fights against a host of good heavyweights.
Most recently he flattened rival Dereck Chisora in the 11th round on December 22. While most fans were bracing for a Joshua rematch, Whyte had been working his way up the WBC rankings. Because of this fans transitioned their attention to a possible bout against Wilder. The fight was actually offered to the champion, however, Wilder was more focused on securing a bout with Joshua.
Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18KO)
While Whyte had worked his way into the WBC’s #1 ranking and won the silver title, Dominic Breazeale was ultimately named the mandatory challenger for the title. Breazeale, a former US Olympian, also suffered his only career defeat to Joshua. Brezeale has won 3 straight since that loss and is 20-1 overall.
The sanctioning body must have liked the idea of two top contenders fighting each other because not only have the ordered the fight, which will go to a purse bid if no deal can be struck but they sanctioned it for an interim championship. This will ultimately ensure a clear challenger for the champion.
Make no mistake this is a heavyweight scrap that boxing fans can get excited about! The slugger from the UK packs a heck of a punch and seems to improve each time out.
On the other side, the one they call “Trouble” can take a heck a punch while dishing it back. Stay tuned as more information materializes on this potential heavyweight bout!
By: Tanner Gill