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Whyte: By The Time I Fight Wilder - I'll Be Luis Ortiz's Age

British contender Dillian Whyte is not holding his breath for a potential fight with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Whyte went through several WBC mandated eliminators, won various regional belts under the sanctioning body, and he holds the number one position in their rankings - but he was passed over when the World Boxing Council ordered Wilder to face Dominic Breazeale.

When the fight was announced, Whyte erupted over the WBC's decision to make Breazeale the mandatory challenger.

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Wilder will defend the belt against Breazeale on May 18th in a Showtime televised main event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Whyte recently met with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman. He made an official request to receive the mandatory position to the Wilder vs. Breazeale winner.

“Wilder, what can I do? He’s fought one mandatory challenger in four years. One. How can he still be champion? The guy he won the belt from, who has had one fight in two years, he fought him for it," Whyte told The Express.

“I’ve been No 1 for two years. Breazeale shouldn’t even be a mandatory, he fought Eric Molina who was suspended at the time, banned because he failed a drugs test after the Joshua fight - he shouldn’t even be eligible to fight. He’s [Breazeale’s] No 4, I’m No 1. Who has he fought? I’ve fought back-to-back good guys, I’ve won seven or eight WBC title fights and more.

“Wilder said I’ve gotta be patient and wait, I’ve been waiting two years! S**t, I’m going to be Luis Ortiz’s age when he fights me. I’ll be 61 years old, my knees will be decrepit and old and I’ll have WD40 in my back pocket. Deontay Wilder knows. I’m not going in there for a boxing match, I’m going in there to beat him up and rough him up. Every time he gets hit, he’s always rocked.”

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Comment by Laligalaliga on 04-19-2019

[QUOTE=Jax teller;19671339]Whyte said how Breazeale got the shot was because he was gonna take Wilder to court or something so the WBC sorted him out. It seemed like it was a slip from Whyte as well rather than making a…

Comment by Jax teller on 04-19-2019

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19671168]what's the importance of ranking if been ranked #1 cannot guarantee you the final eliminator match? The rankings are meaningless then. Fact is fact, no dancing around.[/QUOTE] Whyte said how Breazeale got the shot was because he was gonna take…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 04-19-2019

I think Whyte would be a good test for Wilder because him and AJ would fight Wilder the same way imo. Both would just try and beat him up. Take away the leverage from the right hand. Whyte is slower.…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 04-19-2019

[QUOTE=Terrell1555;19662376]What’s sad is fighters every sense Wilder beat Ortiz make these types of comments, but still won’t fight Ortiz![/QUOTE] Lolx...... Do you know the reason why? Ortiz Vs wilder =500k Ortiz: nice very good deal, what a pay day. Ortiz…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 04-19-2019

WBC did not give whyte #1 without reasons, he must have worked his asz out to get to that position.

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