WBC silver heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte (25-1) will be returning to the ring this summer according to Eddie Hearn. The opponent for the 30-year-old Brit is yet to be announced, as his preferred fight is the one with Dominic Breazeale.
The two were ordered to face each other by the WBC for the heavyweight mandatory challenger position, but that was before Tyson Fury turned down the fight with Deontay Wilder. Now, as “The Bronze Bomber” stated earlier, his preferred match is with Breazeale, but there is still nothing official.
Dillian will be fighting on July 13th. That’s the date we’re penciling in right now for London,” Hearn said.
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“Hopefully it’s against Breazeale. That’s the fight where he wanted to go. If Wilder fights Breazeale, we’re saying Dillian Whyte should be the mandatory, and then he can have a fight on July 13th, and then wait for the winner of Wilder vs. Breazeale,” Hearn said.
Right now everything is in the air because the situation can change once again depending on Tyson Fury’s next opponent and the outcome of his fight. But for Whyte, the most important thing right now is to face one of the big names in the division and to win of course, because that way it will be tougher for the World Boxing Council to not give him the pole position for Wilder’s belt.