Wilder Declares War On Ortiz & Joshua
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is preparing for what may be a major year for the “bronze bomber.”
Wilder is slated to defend his title against Cuban puncher Luis Ortiz on March 3rd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
They were scheduled to fight last November, but the contest got called out when Ortiz failed a pre-fight drug test.
The World Boxing Council cleared Ortiz following an investigation, as the governing body was determined that he popped the test due to his prescribed medication for high blood pressure.
Wilder hopes there are no drug testing issues this time around.
If Wilder wins against Ortiz, his focus will be on IBF, WBA, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua of the UK.
If Wilder is able to defeat Ortiz, and Joshua is able to defeat WBO champion, Joseph Parker, it will place in them in line for a showdown with five world titles at stake to establish a single world champion in the weight class.
Wilder just hopes Joshua is not going to overlook Parker, who confidently believes that the British boxer will get knocked out due to a what he deems as a “questionable chin.”
“Salute, 2018 is here. People I call it that ‘take over’ year,” Wilder told his social media followers.
“Luis Ortiz get your mind right. I blessed you again. So again, don’t f*** this up. On no English, si?
“As it’s said, an eye for an eye.’ I declare war on Anthony Joshua. Only one eye for an eye. You said ‘what about Ortiz?’ Oh, don’t worry mate. The mandy on me this time playa. Just handle your bizz, but don’t take the kid Joseph Parker lightly. I’m going to show you how it feels to really be hit by a real hitter.”