Dillian Whyte next fight: Eddie Hearn says April 20 date very likely to be scrapped, Dominic Breazeale fight targeted for July

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Eddie Hearn has declared that Dillian Whyte’s planned next fight date of April 20 at the O2 Arena is now very likely to be changed.

The 30-year-old announced the details of his next bout at the beginning of the month, however recent developments have changed his ideas.

Dillian Whyte’s sole loss came to Anthony Joshua in 2015

Dillian Whyte’s sole loss came to Anthony Joshua in 2015

On Tuesday night, the WBC ordered Whyte to fight Dominic Breazeale for their ‘interim’ heavyweight title.

The winner will become mandatory challenger to the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch winner.

As a result, the Brixton man will now target this route and forget about returning on April 20.

Dominic Breazeale’s sole loss came to Anthony Joshua in 2016

Dominic Breazeale’s sole loss came to Anthony Joshua in 2016

When asked about the O2 Arena show, Eddie Hearn told IFLTV: “The show’s definitely happening, but I doubt it’ll be Dillian Whyte on that card.

“I think he’s gonna be more like July.

“I think the purse bid [for the Breazeale fight] is gonna be in April and from there it’ll be 90 days [until the fight has to happen].”

Hearn later confirmed that a planned fight between Joseph Parker and Dereck Chisora could end up headlining the April 20 O2 show instead, though nothing is confirmed as yet.

LIVE ON TALKSPORT

James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr is live on talkSPORT, February 23 from the O2 Arena.

You can watch the full IFLTV interview with Eddie Hearn below.

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