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Dominic Breazeale to return on Dec. 22

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The heavyweight will be part of the PBC show in Brooklyn.

Anthony Joshua and Dominic Breazeale Press Conference Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

WBC mandatory heavyweight challenger Dominic Breazeale tells Sky Sports that he got close to a deal to face Dillian Whyte in December, but when that fell through, he had to make other plans.

That plan is a return on the Dec. 22 PBC on FOX card in Brooklyn, headlined by the Charlo twins, where Breazeale (19-1, 17 KO) will face an opponent to be determined.

“I’m super excited to be back on December 22 in Brooklyn, New York. We have a couple of guys in mind. I know we’re going to be doing a press conference pretty soon. It’s coming in the next couple of days. Any time from this point forth I get in the ring, it’s always going to be a WBC eliminator, for sure.”

Breazeale and Whyte have both claimed they should be next in line for a WBC title shot against Deontay Wilder. Breazeale is officially the mandatory challenger, while Whyte holds the WBC’s “silver” title. You might ask why the sanctioning body has both of those things, but asking why sanctioning bodies in boxing do confusing stuff is an exercise in futility.