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Ortiz Rematch Is Next For Wilder



Ortiz Rematch Is Next For Wilder

Deontay Wilder sent the man down in round five and twice in round ten, and notched his 39th win against Luis Ortiz. But there was enough “iffiness” there, and the Cuban put enough of a scare into the Bronze Bomber to warrant a rematch.

Wilder, who is coming off a steamroller job on Dominic Breazeale…

.. took to social media today.. announce he will rematch Ortiz, who came into the ring at Barclays Center after the WBC champ took out Dominic. He volunteered to run it back..and indeed, that will occur, time and place and specifics to come.

Wilder is 41-0-1 and most fans are pining for him to rumble with the other two of the big three. But Tyson Fury gained leverage by signing on with Bob Arum, and is in a holding pattern, while his aura is built up in America. And Anthony Joshua, who fights Saturday at Madison Square Garden, he's also in a profile building period, as he's doing his first US fight, on DAZN.

So, bottom line..patience, people. Those fights will come, but the architects want to build up the stage higher before Wilder and Fury and Joshua start a full-on round robin.

And the Luis Ortiz' and Andy Ruiz' of the world will be trying their damndest to gum up the works, and punish those powers that be for the sin over over marination.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.