Dominic Breazeale claims he would prefer to fight Deontay Wilder next but is open to facing British heavyweight Dillian Whyte. The 33-year-old American has suddenly become a viable fight option for WBC heavyweight champion Wilder now that his eagerly-awaited rematch with Tyson Fury has been postponed.
Breazeale is mandatory challenger for the WBC belt and would be ready to face Whyte by May 18 if he is given the opportunity. However, a bout with Whyte is also firmly in the pipeline and the pair are expected to meet for the WBC interim title, with the winner of that then clear to have a shot at taking Wilder’s belt.
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When asked what his choice would be, Breazeale said: “Of course I want to fight for the world title, but at the same time, I understand the fans want to see me and Dillian Whyte fight. I’m a fan pleaser and I’m ready to fight. “My preference would be Wilder, of course, definitely.
World title shot. It’s everything I’ve been waiting for, for the last 15 months. “As long as they give me a good eight to 10 weeks before a fight to let me know who I’m going to fight, whether it be Dillian Whyte or Wilder, that will be ample time to prepare for an individual.”