Deontay Wilder insists fight date announcement for Luiz Ortiz rematch is imminent

Boxing - Deontay Wilder Media Day - Fitzroy Lodge Gym, London, Britain - July 26, 2019 Deontay Wilder during the media day Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
Wilder insists he will fight Ortiz subsequent (Picture: Reuters)

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 already booked for February 22 and hit again at claims he could be on the sidelines till that date.

‘The announcement is coming just like any announcement. You want to do it on a certain platform,’ he instructed Tha Boxing Voice.

‘We’ve received an enormous fight developing, they usually’ll hear the bulletins.’

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‘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.’

BROOKLYN, NY - MARCH 03: Deontay Wilder (gold/black) defeated Luis Ortiz (green/black) ON MARCH 3, 2018, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Edward Diller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Wilder is but to announce a fight date regardless of confirming the rematch in June (Picture: Getty)

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.’

Boxing - Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin - T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States - September 14, 2019 Tyson Fury in action with Otto Wallin REUTERS/Steve Marcus
Wilder will fight Fury in February (Picture: Reuters)

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.

Boxing - Deontay Wilder Media Day - Fitzroy Lodge Gym, London, Britain - July 26, 2019 Deontay Wilder poses during the media day Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge
Wilder plans to unify the division in 2020 (Picture: Reuters)

‘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.

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‘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.’

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