Wilder’s Team Working On Fury-Joshua-Ortiz Options
A week after knocking out Dominic Breazeale, Deontay Wilder’s team is working on three potential opponents for his next fight.
Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager told The Sun that rumors of a Luis Ortiz fight are not true, and that he’s been in-talks with both DAZN and Top Rank, for fights with Tyson Fury and unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
“That is something we are working on now, hopefully by next week it will be resolved,” Finkel told the newspaper this week.
“I had dinner the other night with John Skipper, we discussed the Joshua fight and I also have been in touch with Top Rank.
We’re working on that, and those three fighters, Deontay will be fighting all of them in a succession which we will hopefully work out in the next couple of weeks.
Finkel made it clear that Showtime, who Wilder remained loyal to following a mega offer from DAZN, would have no problem in allowing Wilder the space needed to make these fights happen. “These two fights are too important for the fighters and the sport, they both will happen,” Finkel said.
“When it’s ready a fight will be made, (promoter) Bob (Arum) will make a fight with us, that’s not an issue and we can do something with DAZN also – they are not issues,” he continued. “There is not an issue with DAZN, there is not an issue with making the fight.
“I’ve had a very, very good rapport with John skipper, I believe the fight will happen, I believe the fight will happen with John and I’ll work with Eddie and Barry at the time.”
Report: The Sun