Dominic Breazeale would be more than ready to enter a direct crack at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder- but also says Dillian Whyte remains an option.
Breazeale and Whyte were this month ordered by the World Boxing Council to collide for the interim-WBC heavyweight title – in what would also be a final eliminator.
The contest was ordered after a bout between Whyte and his compatriot – IBF, WBA, IBO, WBO champion Anthony Joshua – did not come to fruition.
After the Joshua contest fell out, Whyte began to call for a fight with Breazeale, who is currently the WBC’s mandatory challenger.
Whyte may be in for more frustration after a rematch between Wilder and Tyson Fury was postponed until a later point.
The crumbling of the Wilder-Fury rematch has now opened the door for Breazeale.
And Breazeale has his sights set on a world title showdown with Wilder, but at the same time the 33-year-old is not ruling out stepping into the ring with Whyte.
“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,” said Breazeale to Sky Sports.
“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.”
Breazeale said he would not need long to prepare for his next fight.
“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,” he added.