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Dillian Whyte brands WBC a joke for sanctioning Deontay Wilder v Dominic Breazeale

Whyte has been overlooked by the WBC more than once (Picture: Getty)
Dillian Whyte has hit out at th..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at April 5, 2019

Whyte has been overlooked by the WBC more than once (Picture: Getty)

Dillian Whyte has hit out at the WBC for continually overlooking him for a world title fight.

The British heavyweight has repeatedly been snubbed for a showdown with Deontay Wilder, despite the fact Whyte is ranked the No.1 contender in the WBC.

Whyte was ordered to fight Dominic Breazeale earlier this year to win the mandatory position to Wilder, before Tyson Fury pulled out of his rematch with the WBC champion.

The WBC then axed the Whyte-Breazeale fight and made Breazeale Wilders mandatory challenger. The heavyweights will fight in May.

Whyte and Eddie Hearn have sought clarification from the WBC, who picked Breazeale to take on Wilder despite being listed below Whyte in their own rankings.

The WBC is a joke, Whyte told the BBC.

Breazeale got the nod from the WBC (Picture: Getty)

This wouldnt happen in the normal business world, it wouldnt happen in normal life or in any other sport apart from boxing.



WBCs president Mauricio Sulaiman responded to Whytes comments, insisting they have not broken any of their rules.

Breazeale had a signed contract to fight for a final elimination bout, Sulaiman said.

The WBC accepted that if he won, he would become mandatory contender. Breazeale won that fight, he was named mandatory, so these are not decisions that are taken behind closed doors.

Whyte has topped the WBCs rankings for the last year (Picture: Getty)

These are not decisions that are taken against the rules.

The WBC has respected him (Whyte), the WBC has given him the opportunity to become the celebrity that he is becoming by our platform. Rome was not constructed in a day.

The WBC have repeatedly said their No.1 contender is not guaranteed the mandatory challenger spot.

Whyte was also furious with Joshuas fight offer (Picture: Getty)

Whyte must now wait for a shot at Wilder, but also saw talks with three-belt champion Anthony Joshua break down earlier this year.

Joshua and Whyte were on track to stage their rematch at Wembley in April, but the two camps could not agree on a fight purse.

What people have got to understand is whats a large chunk of money to them and whats a large chunk of money to me? Its two different things, Whyte exRead More – Source

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