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Dillian Whyte furious at WBC after denying Deontay Wilder shot

Dillian Whyte has been calling out Deontay Wilder for months, but it looks as though he will not be getting a shot at the WBC champion just yet. Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Dillian Whyte has been left furious at the WBC after the board ordered him to fight Luis Ortiz in an eliminator to contest for Deontay Wilder's world title.

In the organisation's quarterly review, the WBC made Dominic Breazeale mandatory challenger to Wilder, Dillian Whyte, despite the British fighter holding the 'silver' title and being the WBC's No. 1 ranked contender.

"This sums up everything that's wrong with boxing," Whyte fumed on Twitter. "You confirmed to me and the media that Breazeale v Molina was not a final eliminator now you're saying it was and mandating Wilder to fight Breazeale before me."

The WBC now wants Whyte to face Ortiz, who Wilder beat in March, to be the next mandatory challenger -- effectively second in the queue for Wilder. However, the IBF have also ordered a final eliminator between Whyte and Kubrat Pulev for Anthony Joshua's strap.

Whyte tweeted last week that his next fight is set to be at London's O2 Arena, the scene of his victory over Lucas Browne last month, in July.