WBC Update: Breazeale set for Wilder shot, Whyte v Ortiz ordered for second mandatory spot
The World Boxing Council have released their latest quarterly report which outlines the status of each of the seventeen weight divisions.
In this edition, the focus is on the heavyweights.
The report outlines what has transpired over the last few months and what has been ordered in the near future.
Here’s the current status at 200 pounds plus:
What was ordered:
Champion Deontay Wilder will make his mandatory defense against No. 1 ranked Bermane Stiverne on November 4.
The WBC concluded the process, according to its Clean Boxing Program protocol, for the adverse finding of Luis Ortiz, and has withdrawn its sanction of the Wilder vs. Ortiz fight.
An official ruling has been sent to the corresponding parties. Specific details will be released at a later date.
Dominique Breazeale will fight a final elimination bout with Eric Molina the same card as Wilder vs Stiverne as he had a valid contract to engage in a final elimination for WBC.
Dillian White vs. Robert Helenius for the vacant silver.
· Deontay Wilder defeated Bermane Stiverne by KO1 on November 4, 2017.
· Dominic Breazeale defeated Eric Molina by KOT8 and won the final elimination fight on November 4, 2017.
· Dillian Whyte defeated Robert Helenius by UD12 on October 28, 2017 and won the vacant silver title.
· Deontay Wilder defeated Luis Ortiz by KOT10 on March 3 in New York, in a voluntaary defense.
· Dillian Whyte defeated Lucas Browne by KO6 for the silver on March 24 in London.
APRIL, 2018: WBC ORDERS A FINAL ELIMINATION BOUT BETWEEN DILLIAN WHYTE AND LUIS ORTIZ FOR THE SECOND MANDATORY OF THE DIVISION.
WBN NOTE: In a nutshell, Dominic Breazeale will be put forward to face Deontay Wilder as the next mandatory, whilst Dillian Whyte must face Luis Ortiz in order to earn his chance despite being the current WBC silver champion and number one contender.
More WBC news to come from the report.