Whyte had been in discussions to take on Anthony Joshua at Wembley but was livid with their derisory offer, and AJ is now expected to defend his belts against Jarrell Miller in New York instead.
With Wilder set to rematch Tyson Fury, it leaves Whyte in need of a new opponent and he believes beating Breazeale could be the gateway to getting the fights he really wants.
I’m trying to fight a certain Dominic Breazeale because he’s the mandatory, even though I’m the number one challenger – which doesn’t make sense, Whyte told Sky Sports.
So if I can get him in the ring and have a dust up with him and beat him, then I will become the mandatory and Deontay Wilder will have to stop hiding from me eventually. But we’ll see.
If that doesn’t happen I need to stay busy because I don’t want to sit around and wait seven, eight, nine months doing nothing.
I prefer to keep risking my position and keep fighting. ‘It’s dangerous and it’s quite frustrating but I just want to be busy and keep entertaining the fans.
On who he wants to fight next, he continued: ‘Breazeale, [Alexander] Povetkin, [Luis] Ortiz, those kind of opponents.
There’s the four top guys, Me, Joshua, Wilder, Fury, and then there’s about another four guys underneath and I have to be careful who I fight because I don’t want to take too much of a backwards step.
I want to fight the other three guys that’s above me. But at the end of the day I have to go just a little bit down and I think Breazeale is perfect. If not him, Povetkin, If not him, Ortiz.