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Dillian Whyte Not The Mandatory Says WBC Despite Silver Title Win

Despite high hopes of landing a fight against Deontay Wilder after winning the WBC Silver heavyweight title, Dillian Whyte will not be next in line.

The World Boxing Council announced recently that the fight between Eric Molina and Dominic Breazeale on this weekend’s Wilder-Stiverne undercard will be a title eliminator fight. The winner will get a shot at the WBC World heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, provided he retains against Bermane Stiverne at Barclays Center in New York.

Whyte has been after Wilder for a while now. His promoter Eddie Hearn has made several offers, even in the millions, but the American heavyweight champion has declined them all.

For ‘The Body Snatcher’, the plan was to take care of business against Robert Helenius, which he did, and then be in a prime position to get a shot against Wilder while being the WBC Silver heavyweight champion. However, that is not the case anymore.

Whyte will be ranked number one on WBC’s list. On top of the WBC Silver heavyweight belt, the Londoner also holds the WBC International title and WBC Silver International title.

The Molina-Breazeale title eliminator bout ordered by the WBC is without a doubt causing confusion and also forces Hearn to alter his plans.

The promoter reportedly offered Wilder a deal to defend his WBC World heavyweight title against Whyte on February 3rd, but Brixton boxer has not been installed as the mandatory challenger.

Breazeale is ranked sixth in the WBC rankings and Molina is not even in the top 10. Both have also faced Anthony Joshua and lost via knockout.

It goes without saying that Whyte was not happy about this decision by the WBC.

“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

“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.

“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,” said Whyte according to boxingscene.com

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