Date: 3rd November 2017 at 4:29pm
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After winning the WBC International silver belt last Saturday night, beating the Finnish fighter Robert Helenius, it was hoped that Dillian Whyte would be given a shot at the WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder.

There were even mutterings that Eddie Hearn was hoping to lure Wilder, with a huge purse, to the UK for a showdown in February 2018.

Unfortunately, it seems that the WBC have other ideas.

The governing body have decreed that if Wilder retains his crown this weekend, against Bermane Stiverne, then he must face the winner of the heavyweight bout between Dominic Brezeale and Eric Molina.

What makes a mockery of the decision the WBC announced via a press release, which reads,

?This fight will be a final eliminator; a fact that adds an extra ingredient of motivation to excel, whatever the odds.?

Is that with the public wanting a unification fight between Wilder and Joshua, the WBC are lining Wilder up to fight boxers who Joshua has knocked out.

As for Dillian, he must be feeling as frustrated as the rest of us.

Hopefully, a phone call from Eddie Hearn, to the WBC, might see common sense prevail, but I doubt it.