Wilder Wouldn’t Mind Ortiz Rematch
After dropping Dominic Breazeale in under two minutes, WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has several options for his next opponent.
One fighter considered as the one to square off with Wilder later this year is former opponent Luis Ortiz, who allegedly turned down a $7 million offer to face Anthony Joshua on June 1st at Madison Square Garden.
When asked about it on Sunday morning, Wilder said: “Ortiz? The heavyweight division is very small. You know, so why not have two fights, three fights?
“You know, all these guys, that’s why I don’t understand why none of the big fights haven’t happened thus far,” Wilder continued. “If you lose, OK. Rebuild yourself and get back up. Most of the time in life, many people lose, but they give up. And the great thing about life is people wanna see how you fall and get back up.
“It’s easy to stay on top. It’s easy to be a winner, with no losses and different things like that. You know, everybody wants to be a winner. But a real winner, a true winner is somebody that falls from that platform because everybody wanna see how they develop themselves and get back up in life.”
While Wilder hopes to face unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and lineal world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, each man is signed with a different network partner.
Even with that, Wilder feels the big fights need to happen, even if he takes a loss in the process. “And that’s why I don’t care about my record. You know what I mean? That’s how you become a two-time champion, a three-time champion, a four-time champion,” Wilder conceded. “And the heavyweight division, like I said, is very small. So, we’ve gotta make the big fights happen.
“You know, it’s one (loss) – you can come back. Look at most of these challengers. They lose many different times, but how many times they get title fights?
“Look at Breazeale. He lost before [to Joshua] and now he’s (fought) in another title fight. You know, and the list goes on and on.”
Report: World Boxing News