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Dillian Whyte claims he was betrayed by the WBC

Whyte says he was led to believe he would be next in line for a shot at Wilder.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte feels bamboozled by the WBC following their recent order that he face Luis Ortiz in a title eliminator match for the right to be Wilder’s second mandatory challenger — with the first expected to be granted to Dominic Breazeale.

After all, Whyte is currently the sanctioning body’s #1 contender and angrily offered these thoughts on the WBC order to Sky Sports:

“I’ve fought for every single belt the WBC said I was eligible for. I’m one of the only guys in the WBC who has followed the proper procedure.

”I fought many eliminators, and many WBC ranking fights. I’ve been loyal to the WBC for about two years.”

Whyte then stated that it was his belief that he would be next in line for a shot at Wilder but even if that hadn’t come immediately, he shouldn’t now have to face Ortiz.

“If anything, the WBC should be ordering me and Breazeale to fight in a final eliminator to face Wilder.

“I’m very, very disappointed and annoyed. I feel betrayed by the WBC to be honest.”

Whyte’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, finally added that the WBC has ndicated to him that Wilder already has a deal in place to face Breazeale this summer, although there has been a lot of talk lately surrounding negotiations with Anthony Joshua.

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