Deontay Wilder has dismissed claims he is set to axe his rematch with Luiz Ortiz.
Fight followers are nonetheless ready for an official announcement and Eddie Hearn steered this week the conflict wouldn’t be going forward.
Wilder has his rematch with Tyson Fury already booked for February 22 and hit again at claims he could be on the sidelines till that date.
‘We’ve received an enormous fight developing, they usually’ll hear the bulletins.’
‘It’ll be coming quickly, they usually’ll have a date and place the place it’ll be at,’ he continued. ‘So nobody has to fret.
‘Yeah, you can look for an announcement around that time for sure for people to get their arrangements in order for them to book their flights and hotels, and get everything situated.’
He added: ‘These things take time. I know fans want to rush, but they’ll come. Some issues can’t happen in a well timed method once we need them to.
‘I’m trying ahead to Ortiz 2, and searching ahead to getting one step nearer to unifying the heavyweight division.
‘After Ortiz, it’ll be Fury, and after Fury, it’ll be [Andy] Ruiz. I’m going to go forward and name it. I feel Ruiz is going to beat [Anthony] Joshua, and when he do, it’ll be me and him.’
Fury and Wilder agreed a rematch clause for their newest fight, which might see a trilogy showdown between the heavyweights in late 2020.
Wilder has ambitions to unify the division and predicted Fury would step apart for him to fight Anthony Joshua or Andy Ruiz Jr after their rematch.
‘I’m trying for Ortiz, Fury and Ruiz,’ mentioned Wilder.
‘That’s how I need it to go. I’m going again to again to again. Yeah, there’s a rematch clause in that, however he’s not going to train that after I whoop his a second time and knock him out once more.
‘You ain’t received to fret about that. It’s not even going to be in play.’
‘Over time people start seeing things, especially with his last performance,’ he continued.
‘A lot of things. You could tell with his body movement, and his body structure. It wasn’t the identical.’