Deontay Wilder announces rematch against Luis Ortiz … delays fight with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury again
Deontay Wilder has announced that he will hold a rematch with Luis Ortiz as the next, leaving Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury in the wilderness again.
The bronze bomber, the WBC champion, was strongly tied to either a giant unification battle with Joshua or a rematch with Fury, but both fights now seem to be postponed again.
Wilder got the victory from Ortiz with a tenth-round knockout in March 2018 and will now go toe-to-toe with the Cuban.
Deontay Wilder has announced that he will have a rematch with Luis Ortiz as his next fight
A date and location have not yet been confirmed, but reports indicate that September 7 or 28 in Los Angeles or Las Vegas may be a possibility.
Joshua, the undefeated WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, has several times disagreed with Wilder to make arrangements about a fight between the two superstars in the division.
He makes his American debut on Saturday night when he tackles Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Garden. He is expected to come through the fight unharmed and then there will be another fight to set conditions for his next opponent.
Wilder got the victory from Ortiz with a tenth round knockout in 2018 and they will meet again
Joshua makes his American debut on Saturday night when he records Andy Ruiz in New York City
Wilder defended his WBC heavyweight title with a routine first knockout win over Dominic Breazeale in Brooklyn earlier this month and Joshua has still set his sights on stealing that elusive belt.
He said: & # 39; It will happen, it will happen. I believe in all my heart that it will happen.
& # 39; I don't want this to be a Lennox (Lewis) and (Riddick) Bowe situation, I certainly don't.
& # 39; The heavyweight division is now so enlightened, it is now on fire. I think it is our duty, our duty to give the fans what they want. & # 39;
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