Ortiz Calls Joshua And Hearn Cowards
With a return to the ring this weekend, Luis Ortiz feels that his performance against Deontay Wilder has made him the most feared heavyweight fighter in boxing.
Ortiz had a command performance in the early rounds of his fight against Deontay Wilder earlier this year, has decided to go after Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn.
“I haven’t thought about Joshua since he avoided me a while back, but it’s a fight where you would see me enjoy beating the p*** out of him for several rounds,” Ortiz told Premier Boxing Champions interviewer Lem Satterfield.
“I see myself breaking down Joshua to the body and ripping his head off with right hooks and straight left hands over the course of eight rounds.
“But at least Wilder put his money where his mouth is, stepped up and fought me. I’ve got zero respect for Joshua, who, at this point, is a complete punk hiding behind his puppeteer promoter (Hearn).
The fighter who is nearing the age of 40, feels that people are using his age as an excuse, and claims that even Wilder is ducking him for a rematch.
“I could be 50 and still beat these guys. They ain’t (better than me).” Ortiz said in the interview. “If my age is such a big deal, why isn’t Joshua calling me out?
“Why isn’t Wilder giving me an immediate rematch? Why are all of these punks running from me? Obviously, they don’t want to fight and they’re all scared of me.”
Asked his thoughts on how his fight with Razvan Cojanu, on the Mikey Garcia-Robert Easter Jr Ortiz was just as irate in his response.
“Cojanu is 100 percent going to pay for the anguish I’ve been feeling over the loss to Wilder, so the plan is to seek and destroy, doing damage behind intelligent boxing and taking as little punishment as possible.
Initial Report: World Boxing News