WBC Prez Embraces Luis Ortiz vs. Dillian Whyte Final Eliminator

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman would love to sanction a final eliminator between heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte and Luis Ortiz.

The two heavyweight have been trading words for over a week.

Ortiz has been calling out Whyte - after the British boxer claimed the Cuban boxer was not really willing to face him.


Whyte is planning to return to the ring on December 22 in the UK - and he said he was willing to face Ortiz on the date.

Ortiz then told he was willing to travel over to British soil for a fight with Whyte on that date.

But Dereck Chisora is still being pushed as the frontrunner to face Whyte.

"We will welcome that [Whyte-Ortiz] and do a final elimination for the second mandatory, while we address Breazeale," Sulaiman told Sky Sports.

"I truly believe Dillian Whyte is very much deserving of the No 1 position where he is ranked. Dominic Breazeale is a mandatory contender for specific circumstances, which happened last year, and that's the bottom line."

As BoxingScene previously reported, Whyte has appealed the WBC recent ruling that Dominic Breazeale is the mandatory challenger to world champion Deontay Wilder.

Whyte believes he rightfully earned a mandatory crack at Breazeale and got passed over. Breazeale has not fought since a stoppage win over Eric Molina last November.

"He is challenging the WBC ruling, which he has all the rights to do so, and we're going to be addressing it, because it was very tight, between our meeting, his appeal letter, and the convention. We could not do the due process at that time. We're going to address it," Sulaiman said.

"Basically he does not accept that the WBC recognises Breazeale as mandatory, and he is claiming the WBC to withdraw recognition of Dominic Breazeale, and to appoint him the mandatory. We will certainly look into his appeal, and address it. I would say in the following two, three weeks, however, everything is based on December 1, and then on trying to make the fight with Joshua."

Wilder will defend his title against Tyson Fury on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. And following that win, there will be pressure to make a fight with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua, who returns to the ring on April 13 at Wembley in London.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ray* on 10-11-2018

[QUOTE=yammy25;19181488]Whytes appeal will do nothing. If they do indeed have a binding contractual agreement with breazeale for him to occupy that mandatory spot then they can't renege on to without expecting to be sued. At this point.. Whyte needs to…

Comment by Jax teller on 10-11-2018

[QUOTE=JWHardin;19184178]He lacks highly credible wins because Wilder is the only one that has given him a chance. After he dismantled Jennings in much more impressive fashion than Wlad did, he was fed tomato cans, and avoided. Hearn had no intention…

Comment by JWHardin on 10-11-2018

[QUOTE=Jax teller;19184166]Whytes not pillow fisted either. I'd say Ortiz has a large amateur record but he never acheived much at all, he only acheived gold in the Cuban Championships 1 out 5 attempts, he couldn't dominate at national level and…

Comment by Jax teller on 10-11-2018

[QUOTE=JWHardin;19183472]Even though Ortiz is much older, he has heavy hands, about 350 amateur fights, is a southpaw, and has the best skills over-all out of the top heavyweights. Whyte has a chance if he lasts the distance if it is…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 10-11-2018

Let’s get’er done! King Kong vs Body Snatcher Would drink some VS to this epic battle!

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