Ortiz Coach: Hearn Never Sent Contract For AJ Fight
Luis Ortiz’ team has been taking a beating the past few weeks after Eddie Hearn said they turned down $7 million dollars to face Anthony Joshua on June 1st.
Ortiz, who was last seen earlier this year defeating Christian Hammer, has been angling for a rematch with Deontay Wilder following their March 2018 classic at Barclays Center.
Hearn said in an interview following Andy Ruiz Jr. signed on to replace Jarrell Miller against Joshua in June at Madison Square Garden, that Ortiz stood to make more money than Miller did.
Now, Germán Caicedo, Ortiz head coach, wants people to know that Hearn’s not telling the full story.
“There is nothing there. They are talking by themselves. That’s Eddie Hearn talking to himself and thinking that Luis is answering him. That’s a lie that we didn’t want the fight, that we let it fall through. Yes it was discussed once and it was said to him to send a contract, have you seen it?” Caicedo told George Ebro.
“He did not sent a contract and he did not intend to send it. He really did not want the fight and I do not blame him. Four weeks to prepare for a lefty puncher who can box. I would have been better to have said that he did not have enough time to prepare for Ortiz. The best thing would have been to say that we are going to give Ortiz a chance with 10 weeks.”
When asked if they would consider facing Joshua after Ruiz Jr, Caicedo said “why not.”
“The main thing is that they negotiate in good faith and that they really want to fight. If you do not send a contract and sign it, what are we talking about? You can mention $ 20 million, but without a signed contract what good is that for me.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene