One man’s loss is another man’s gain. Sure, we now know that Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury won’t be running it back any time soon, but that’s opened the door for WBC mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale to possibly get another shot at a world title.
Breazeale had recently been ordered to face Dillian Whyte for an interim title, but now he could get the opportunity to forego that fight for a direct shot at Wilder — although he’s still open to taking on Whyte.
“Of course I want to fight for the world title, but at the same time, I understand the fans want to see me and Dillian Whyte fight,” said Breazeale. “I’m a fan pleaser and I’m ready to fight.
”My preference would be Wilder, of course, definitely. World title shot. It’s everything I’ve been waiting for, for the last 15 months.”
If Breazeale and Whyte do end up going head-to-head as was originally ordered by the WBC, Breazeale believes it would be the perfect opportunity for Whyte to come Stateside to test out the market, much like Anthony Joshua’s upcoming bout against Jarrell Miller.
We’ll see what the WBC has in mind shortly.