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Dillian Whyte WBC mandatory appeal remains lodged, under process

World Boxing News 23/01/2019

📸 Dave Thompson

It has been revealed that British heavyweight Dillian Whyte still has an appeal lodged with the World Boxing Council.

President Mauricio Sulaiman confirmed a process is still underway regarding their mandatory position.

In their latest compulsory update, it was made clear Whyte is unhappy at not being made stipulated the next challenger. This is despite being ranked number one.

Whyte has been in fine form of late. The Londoner has stopped Lucas Browne and Derek Chisora either side of a close points win over Joseph Parker.

Despite his best efforts, it seems like Whyte will remain behind Dominic Breazeale in the pecking order.

As clarified in the WBC Quarterly Report, Breazeale remains on course to fight the winner of Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury II due to his win over Eric Molina.

This is unless Whyte’s bid is successful.

Suggestions Whyte (📸 Lawrence Lustig) could fight Breazeale in an eliminator have been bandied around. While Whyte remains the favorite to face Anthony Joshua for every belt except the green and gold.

As a result, more will become clear once Whyte’s immediate future is clarified by promoter Eddie Hearn.

Heavyweight:

What was ordered

Champion Deontay Wilder will make a voluntary defense against Tyson Fury No. 3 ranked on December 1, 2018.

Dillian Whyte presented an appeal to be appointed as mandatory contender. Hence, his claim will be addressed with the corresponding protocol.

Dominique Breazeale to fight the winner of Wilder vs. Fury. Which will be the mandatory defense.

If the Wilder vs. Joshua fight is arranged, that supersedes this mandatory.


What happened

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury was a draw on December 1, 2018.

The WBC approved a direct rematch and will create a ruling. Which will also consider the mandatory status of the division.

Dillian Whyte defeated Dereck Chisora by KO11 in a defense of his silver title on December 22 in the U. K.

Dominique Brazeale defeated Carlos Negron by KO9 on December 22.

What’s next?

Free negotiations for Wilder vs Fury rematch have been ordered. If no agreement is reached a purse bid will be held on February 5.

Finally, with the WBC order of Wilder vs. Fury rematch, the mandatory status of the division is under process by WBC Board.

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