If you were looking for Deontay Wilder to hit the ring against Anthony Joshua or a rematch with Tyson Fury, we have some bad news for you. The next fight for the Bronze Bomber will be a rematch with Luis Ortiz.
Just a couple of weeks ago Wilder knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round of a heated and anticipated matchup. The light work from Wilder revved up the conversation of the elusive Joshua battle, however, Luis Ortiz entered the ring and sparked the possible rematch.
For those who may not be aware, the undefeated Wilder fought Ortiz to a stop in March of last year. The fight was a 10th round TKO.
“To all my fans, I want to announce that Luis Ortiz and I have signed for a rematch, with the date and site to be announced shortly,” Wilder shared on Twitter.
The details are currently scarce, however, boxing circles point to a September date for the battle.
Wilder v Ortiz II ?????
To all my fans,
I want to announce that Luis Ortiz and I have signed for a rematch, with the date and site to be announced shortly.
All my controversial fights
Must get dealt with ASAP‼#BombZquad pic.twitter.com/RZs7vLEhaj
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) May 28, 2019
Fans of boxing have spoken out against the decision to pick Ortiz instead of the two fights people are asking for.
This is a disgrace! You could’ve fought for the undisputed champion of the world and a career high payday but you’ve chose to fight an aging Ortiz who has no belts and has never beaten a top ten opponent
— Steven Carr (@stevecarr1976) May 29, 2019
Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua is set to fight Andy Ruiz Jr. on DAZN this Saturday night.