Whyte is the WBC ‘silver’ champion
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The WBC have ordered Dillian Whyte to face Luis Ortiz in a final eliminator for Deontay Wilder.
However this situation is not as straightforward as it may seem, because winning this fight would only make Whyte second in line for a shot at Wilder, behind Dominic Breazeale.
In an update released on Tuesday, the World Boxing Council revealed Breazeale has in fact been mandatory since beating Eric Molina last November.
Therefore it is possible that Whyte may instead opt to pursue a different route and face Kubrat Pulev in an IBF final eliminator which is currently being discussed.
If Whyte were to beat Pulev, he would then be mandatory to Anthony Joshua instead and the pair could stage a world level rematch of their 2015 British title battle.