Ortiz Claims He’ll Go On Disability To Fight Joshua

Following his first win since losing to Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz continued to take aim at Wilder and unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Ortiz would make quick work of Razvan Cojanu, as he would use those two rounds to excise the demons of his ten round loss to Wilder.

“In my mind King Kong has not been defeated. I don’t feel I lost against Deontay Wilder,” said Ortiz in his post-fight interview with Showtime.

“I want to fight Joshua, but he only fights boxers he’s sure he can defeat. I’m going to ask the government to put me on disability, maybe that way Joshua will fight me.”

In regards to Wilder, who Ortiz nearly had beaten in their March showdown, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman believes a second fight between the two could be in the cards.

“The mandatory between Deontay Wilder and Dominic Breazeale is not due until the end of the year so a rematch with Luis Ortiz would be acceptable to the World Boxing Council before then,” Sulaiman exclusively told World Boxing News.

Initial Report: World Boxing News

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