Luis Ortiz Accepts Joe Joyce’s Challenge
Joe Joyce made a huge impression on December 1st with his first round drubbing of Joe Hanks in the opener to the Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury pay-per-view.
Luis Ortiz was also impressive on the road to his 10th round knockout of Travis Kauffman, and now it seems both fighters are down to face off in 2019.
During the post-fight press conference, Joyce called out the Cuban southpaw for the second time since the summer of this year, claiming he wants the former world title challenger next.
“I will enjoy fighting Joyce and will enjoy giving him his first career loss but I want him to remember it was him who called me out. I wasn’t looking for him but again if he let his hype men or manager get in his head and thinks he’s that good and he wants it why wait?” said Ortiz to BoxingScene.com.
“I don’t turn down fights. It’s a first for me to get called out for a fight. He doesn’t understand that I really enjoy what I do and this is all I know how to do. This is how I put food on the table for my family so say no more, challenge accepted. Let’s do this.”
Ortiz looks at Joyce as a stepping stone towards his goal of another title shot and another shot at Deotnay Wilder.
“Look, I just want to keep making a name for myself and maybe get a shot at Wilder again or even Fury or Joshua. If I can’t then I’d love to fight (Dillian) Whyte or even (Alexander) Povetkin would be a good fight for me and I think my true fans would enjoy any of those fights,” Ortiz told Boxing Scene.
Initial Report: Boxing Scene