World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has fired back in the direction of top rated heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte.
Whyte, who sits in the number one ranked position under the WBC, has been very vocal with his displeasure regarding the WBC not providing him with a mandatory shot against WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.
The British boxer will return on July 20th, when he faces undefeated Oscar Rivas in London.
Whyte has been riding the WBC hard for several months, after the sanctioning body passed him over, and ordered a mandatory shot for #3 ranked Dominic Breazeale.
Wilder fought and brutally knocked out Breazeale last month, in the first round, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Sulaiman has reacted to Whyte's statements, claiming that he's not disclosing all of the facts.
“I have spoken at length with Eddie Hearn and Dillian Whyte’s group but unfortunately they have turned this into a media circus, which is highly regrettable because that influences the process,” Sulaiman said in an interview with Danny Flexen of Seconds Out.
“We have the highest respect for Dillian Whyte. He is our number one 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.
“We offered Dillian Whyte a fight for the interim championship since last October and they’ve been stalling. I’m a little bit frustrated that British fans are only getting one side of the story, 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.”