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Dillian Whyte: Matchroom To Appeal Outrageous Ruling By WBC

The Bodysnatcher is WBC Silver and #1 ranked contender, but Breazeale is the mandatory??

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

Last week I wrote about how it seems as though the World Boxing Council seems to be disinterested in Dillian Whyte becoming its heavyweight champion. 

Today IntuBoxing has learned that Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn intends to appeal the governing bodies decide to make a proposed fight between his charge Whyte and former and most recent Deontay Wilder victim, Luis Ortiz about for a second mandatory position.

Whyte has held the WBC silver belt since beating Robert Helenius in October of last year and further strengthened his position as the number one challenger with a chilling sixth-round knockout of former world champion, Lucas Browne at the O2 in March.Yet despite this success, he is still being overlooked by Breazeale, whose dreams of a world title were shattered by Anthony Joshua is his first tilt at world honours. 

Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports 'We're going to appeal that. [WBC president] Mauricio Sulaiman said he would talk about it this week, and maybe post a resolution,"

Hearn added 'We don't mind fighting Ortiz but it has to be for the mandatory, not to be the 'second mandatory' behind a guy who has never fought an eliminator and who is behind Whyte in the rankings. It's outrageous."

Whyte has jumped through all the necessary hoops but is still left on the shelf with perhaps another, and very dangerous hoop to jump through. '"I've had the sanctioning fights, I've done everything they have asked me to do," Whyte told Sky Sports last week. "My information was - I was meant to be next in line."

Whyte, of course, has other options. He is in a good place with the IBF after the governing body ordered negotiations for a fight between Whyte and Kubrat Pulev. 

Thus, the heavyweight merry go round continues, and Eddie Hearn is at the centre of it. A fight between Joshua and Wilder would trump everything and rightly so. But should it not happen he needs to make sure his charge is in the best possible position for a mandatory shot. An all British heavyweight title fight, even if it just for a portion of the crown would be huge and knowing Mr. Hearn he can already see the pound signs when he closes his eyes.