Whyte vs. Breazeale Showdown is Being Pursued By Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom is crossing his fingers that a deal can be reached where Dillian Whyte could face Dominic Breazeale on the Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev undercard take place on October 28 in Cardiff.

Breazeale was scheduled to face Bermane Stiverne on November 4th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as part of the Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz undercard.

But after Ortiz failed a pre-fight drug test, Stiverne was moved up to the main event for a mandatory rematch with Wilder - and now Breazeale is left without an opponent.


Hearn would like to create a path where the Whyte vs. Breazeale and Wilder vs. Stiverne winners will collide in the first quarter of 2018.

"In an ideal world, Wilder will fight Stiverne, who is his mandatory. Get that out of the way and we'll fight Breazeale on October 28 and the winner can fight the winner early next year," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"Dillian Whyte's in a great position now. He's No 3 in the WBC, I think he's No 6 with the IBF, ranked with the WBO and the WBA, so that shot's coming."

According to Hearn, he is having a very hard time in securing a top opponent for Whyte to face.

Current IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is the only man to hand defeats to Whyte (21-1-1, 16 KOs) and Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs) - and both were ironically stopped in the seventh round by the unbeaten kingpin.

"It's very frustrating at the moment," said Hearn. "We've been through the whole rankings. People tell me the number they want to get in the ring with Dillian Whyte. I pay the money and they find an excuse not to fight him.

"He's a nightmare, because he's such a handful. I'm not saying he's the best heavyweight in the world, but what he is - is a handful. The only people that seem to want to fight Dillian Whyte is Anthony Joshua and Dereck Chisora. All these other heavyweights don't seem to want to get in the ring."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bobbechk on 10-08-2017

WBC events now listing Whyte - Helenius, WBC silver for October 28th... Are these events sections usually correct?

Comment by Jkp on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=LM17;18115768]Has never popped for anything you retard and is tested year round randomly by UKAD and during camp by VADA. You need a good hiding:boxing:[/QUOTE] UKAD is a joke to everyone in the industry. Vada testing is not supposed to…

Comment by Jkp on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18116040]Those fights aren't even possible and Breazeale knocked out Izu who is more skilled than Parker . You dont know what your talking about . You mentioned a short overweight Ruiz though as if hes a killer bc he gave…

Comment by BigZ44 on 10-06-2017

This would be a fun action fight the whole way thru, I would lean towards Breazeale

Comment by Afi23 on 10-06-2017

[QUOTE=Deus;18115028]Bare in mind it was already said prior to this once it was confirmed that Wilder would be facing Stiverne that they would not be looking for a new opponent for Breazeale so he was out of the Nov 4…

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