icon Updated at 05:00 AM EDT, Sat Aug 25, 2018

Dominic Breazeale is Very Open To Facing Dillian Whyte Next

Heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale (19-1, 17 KOs) is licking his chops at the idea of a showdown with Dillian Whyte (24-1, 17 KOs).

Breazeale has been inactive since last December, when he knocked out Eric Molina in what was billed as a WBC eliminator.

He waited for a mandatory showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, but it now appears the undefeated beltholder will instead take a voluntary defense in the fall with Tyson Fury.

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Whyte, who was ordered to face Luis Ortiz in a final WBC eliminator and passed, is looking for a top opponent.

Breazeale, like Whyte, suffered his sole career defeat at the hands of IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO champion Anthony Joshua.

If he's unable to secure a showdown with Whyte, Breazale is hoping to take part in a stay busy fight before the year is over.

Whyte was in action last month, where he survived near disaster in the twelfth and final round to win a solid decision over former WBO world champion Joseph Parker.

"You know, I thought the Dillian Whyte fight and myself was actually going to happen this year," Breazeale exclusively told Sky Sports.

"He's bound with the situation with the WBC and his silver belt, and I have the WBC mandatory. I only thought it was right for him and myself to get in the ring and square it off as the fans would love to see, so hopefully that fight does come here in the near future.

"It's definitely up to Dillian Whyte, but I'm a fan pleaser, and if the fans want to see it, I'm going to be the guy to give it. I'm in a situation where the belts are beautiful and I want to hold all the belts by all means, but at the same time, I want to please the fans. If they want to see it, I'm going to make it happen."