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Aug
2019

WBC President talks Wilder v Breazeale, solving too many champions row

World Boxing News 10/03/2019
Deontay Wilder Dominic Breazeale

📸 Esther Lin / Stephanie Trapp

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman discussed the decision to pit Deontay Wilder against Dominic Breazeale next, instead of Dillian Whyte.

Whyte is ranked number one but was bypassed for turning down a previous mandatory eliminator offer by the WBC.

The Briton was given the chance to fight Luis Ortiz to earn the right to face Wilder. Whyte snubbed the opportunity, leading to the WBC turning their attention to Breazeale’s encounter with Eric Molina.

Breazeale won – and now gets his turn following the collapse of Wilder’s agreed rematch with Tyson Fury.

Fury gazumped and agreed deal for May 18 to sign a lucrative contract with ESPN and Top Rank.

Furthermore, Sulaiman spoke to Sirius XM Fight Nation 93 to give an update.

So why is Deontay Wilder fighting Dominic Breazeale next instead of Dillian Whyte or anyone else in the heavyweight division? @wbcmoro walks @CommishRandyG and @RJcliffordMMA through the process step-by-step.

#WilderBreazeale #wilderfury2 #boxing

On the matter of there being too many champions in boxing, Sulaiman also waded in. Sulaiman is very passionate about the subject and has spoken to WBN on many occasions regarding the need to unify divisions.

Mauricio Sulaiman

Sulaiman is willing to sit down with the other organizations to ensure the fans’ wishes are met. At this point in time, more and more titles keep appearing.

The latest are the ‘WBA Gold’ and ‘WBO Global’ belts which have the boxing fraternity at their wits end.

Think there are too many champions in boxing? @wbcmoro agrees. He gives his solution to @CommishRandyG and @RJcliffordMMA

TATE

Also appearing on the show over the weekend was Miesha Tate, who gave some big views on the current state of women’s boxing.

“Boxing is headed by a lot of crotchety old men who don’t see the value and they’re too stubborn to see it.” -@MieshaTate tells @CommishRandyG and @RJcliffordMMA why women’s #boxing hasn’t reached the popularity of women’s #MMA. She also offers some solutions for the problem.

SiriusXM Fight Nation 93 airs Mondays and Fridays from 6-8p ET. The show is on the first and only nationally-broadcast combat radio channel SiriusXM Fight Nation 93.

The show is hosted by former New York State athletic commissioner Randy Gordon. Plus former #1-ranked Heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney.

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