Dillian Whyte and Dominic Breazeale are open to fighting each other next
Two world title contenders who have run out of patience waiting on opportunities for a world title shot have decided to target each other! Dillian Whyte and Dominic Breazeale have been waiting for Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder respectively to grant them a chance to embrace a world title.
Whyte feels he has been patient with both champions. He acquired the WBC silver title in 2017 when he defeated Robert Helenius. This gave him a respectable basis to argue his case for a shot at Deontay Wilder. Additionally, his promoter Eddie Hearn, was willing to make the fight in 2018; citing Whyte had earned the shot more than Wilder had earned his against Joshua.
Wilder’s dismissal of Whyte only added fuel to the fire as the British fighter took to social media claiming the champion is afraid. Two fights after defeating Helenius, he acquired the WBO international title which then allowed him to make a case for a rematch with Joshua.
To add icing to the cake, he is also the #1 contender in the WBC and WBO rankings.
The unified champion stated he would offer Whyte an opportunity if he could not get Wilder on April 13. What followed is what the Brixton heavyweight claimed to be an “utterly ridiculous” offer from Hearn. Since, reports have surfaced about his plans to meet with PBC head Al Haymon on a possible deal. Although, Hearn has stated he plans to formulate a new offer for him.
This leads us to Mr. Breazeale who defeated Eric Molina in a WBC eliminator in 2017. This win granted him a “promise” from the WBC that he would face Wilder next. He came close to getting the champion in the ring in 2018 after Joshua decided to face Alexander Povetkin.
However, the “morally” recognized lineal champion Tyson Fury stepped ahead of Brezeale in line to face the WBC champion.
Given the history of frustration and Whyte’s possible dealings with PBC, the two men are headed on a collision course to decide who the next should be to garner a shot at the title!
By: EJ Williams