Luis Ortiz Wants Rematch With Wilder
Luis Ortiz feels he should have walked out of Barclays Center on March 4th as the WBC heavyweight champion of the world.
Ortiz, who would net his first career loss last weekend against Deontay Wilder, feels he had the fight in his hands after damaging the Alabama fighter in the seventh round.
Yet, as reported by Boxing Scene, at the start of the eight round, the NYSAC appointed fight doctor called a timeout to inspect Wilder before the round could commence. Ortiz feels there was collusion between Wilder’s team, the New York State Athletic Commission, and the referee, and that he was robbed of the title.
“Look how the referee didn’t even have to look at Wilder.. he knew what he had to do. Wilder was completely stunned. We are not taking credit away from Wilder. He did what he had to do and ended the fight like a champion. But his promoters or someone with deep pockets made a sign to the referee.. it wasn’t Wilder but someone with interest in his victory,” Ortiz stated.
“I feel like we deserve a rematch and I think it should happen if Anthony Joshua doesn’t agree to fight with Wilder. We deserve a rematch after seeing this, this was a robbery and it really was an epic battle of Godzilla vs King Kong.”