The World Boxing Council Board of Governors has voted unanimously to order an interim title in the heavyweight division between Dillian Whyte and Dominic Breazeale.
Breazeale, 20-1, became the mandatory contender of the WBC Heavyweight division in November 2017. He accepted the WBC’s ruling to support the efforts to potentially finalize the fight between champion Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua throughout 2018 as well as accepting the WBC sanctioning of a voluntary defense of Wilder vs Tyson Fury which took place on December 2018.
The WBC’s ruling during the annual convention addressed the Wilder vs Fury match, the potential Wilder vs Joshua rematch as well as the status of the mandatory obligations of the division.
After the fight between Wilder and Fury, the very close, high level fight which was scored a draw and by the popular demand, the WBC accepted to rule a direct rematch.
In order to provide activity to the heavyweight division and address the rights of Breazeale as mandatory challenger , the WBC is ordering a fight for the interim championship.
Whyte is the current Silver Champion and has defended his title three times in 2018. A former WBC International champion with a record of 25-1 who has expressed “ I know that the road to the Gold is the Silver, Im a proud WBC Silver champion”.
The free negotiations period has begun and if there is no agreement between the parties, the WBC will conduct a purse bid in Mexico City headquarters on Tuesday March 19 2019.
Information and pic supplied by the WBC