Ortiz Looking To Put Wilder “Out Of Business”
With the recent and confusing introduction of the WBC “franchise” championship, designated to Canelo Alvarez, many wonder if WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will be next.
Alvarez’ crown of WBC middleweight champion would be handed to then “interim” champion Jermall Charlo, and it is possible that the Green and gold organization will do the same thing to Wilder and hand the title to a top contender.
No matter what title Wilder holds this fall, Luis Ortiz wants to make sure its his by the end of the fight.
“He will be an ex-champion after our fight, plain and simple,” Ortiz told BoxingScene.com. “People like (fellow challenger Dillian Whyte) are worried about the WBC vacating the title and making him a franchise champion. What they should be more worried about is facing me once the belt is around my waist.”
“Everyone can stop worrying about what will happen if he wins, because that’s the one thing that won’t happen,” promises Ortiz. “Forget franchise champion, just get ready to call me WBC champion after I beat Deontay Wilder.
“If the WBC still wants to make up a title for Wilder, they can just call him the out-of-business champion, because that franchise is getting shut down.”
Report: Boxing Scene