While Fury Wrestles, Wilder Sticks To Plan
With his February opponent, Tyson Fury biding his time in the WWE, Deontay Wilder has one more ghost to banish this November.
Wilder, who was last seen in the ring following a drubbing of Dominic Breazeale, faces Luis Ortiz in a rematch of their March 2018 classic.
The current WBC world heavyweight champion set forth a plan earlier this year that consisted of three fights, rematches with Ortiz and Fury, and then a unification fight either against current unified champion Andy Ruiz Jr or former champion Anthony Joshua.
Looking at the road ahead, Wilder said there are no plans for him to veer off-course.
“Yes, most definitely. I’m ready to go. Another rematch. Look at the route I’m taking. What more do I have to prove? Who else has taken the route that I am taking? I didn’t have to fight [Fury] again. I’m not obliged to fight him. I’m the champion – I do what I want to do,” Wilder told Sky Sports.
“I have bet on myself. I move how I want to move. I run my operation. It will go Ortiz, then Fury, then a unification – one champion, one face, one name. How amazing would that be? Back to back to back, obtaining glory.”
“It is amazing to be in the heavyweight division with so much excitement,” Wilder continued. “When I was coming up, there wasn’t so much. We were in pursuit of getting to this point so it is an overwhelming feeling,”
“You’re not looking at an Olympic sensation that popped up out of nowhere. After I medalled for my country I went back to club shows, I had to work my way back up. I appreciate the journey, it allowed me to become who I am.”
Report: Sky Sports