Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte isn’t happy that he still hasn’t secured a mandatory title fight against Deontay Wilder, despite being their number one contender for some time now, and hasn’t been shy about expressing his frustration with the sanctioning body.
However, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman doesn’t care for the way Whyte has been dressing down his organization in the public, and sort of threatens that Whyte might get worse treatment from his organization if he continues to ridicule the way they’ve been handling his situation.
“We have the highest respect for Dillian Whyte. He is our No. 1 contender, our Silver champion, my friend and a tremendous fighter, but to be insulted over and over again makes it very difficult to continue addressing a situation. We are going through a mediation process but if they want to handle it through the press it may change...”
I’m not so sure how else to take this other than to think this could be a thinly-veiled threat to simply push another fighter over Whyte in their ratings — let’s say like Tyson Fury, for example — which would then remove Whyte from his mandatory challenger position. Then again, it’s not exactly as if the WBC has been overly generous to Whyte anyway, having him jump through hoops for interim and secondary titles as opposed to offering him a full world title shot.
Either way, Sulaiman doesn’t like the backlash he’s been receiving on social media over the way they’ve handled Whyte’s situation thus far.
“I’ve been getting insults on social media, trashing my father’s reputation, insulting my family. We stand for justice, our history is very clear and we will do the just thing via the right process.”
I guess for now we’ll just have to wait and see what the ‘right process’ turns out to be...