Boxing News At Five | Mar 05 2019

Boxing News at Five: Ortiz says Joshua is easier than Wilder, Jones Jnr wants six weeks to prepare for Belfort

Luiz Ortiz continues to chase Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua, while Roy Jones and Vitor Belfort seem to be taking potential fight seriously
Roy Jones Jnr
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CUBAN heavyweight Luis Ortiz maintains he is the president of the Who Needs Him Club but remains hopeful a world heavyweight title shot will fall in his lap at some point in 2019.

Fresh from a 10-round decision win against Christian Hammer, the 39-year-old southpaw, aware he has little time to waste, is on the prowl for title opportunities and more than happy to face either Deontay Wilder, a man with whom he has history, or Anthony Joshua, a Brit looking to crack America.

Wilder boasts a 10th round stoppage of Ortiz and is expected to defend his WBC world heavyweight title again on May 18. Ortiz, still irked by his inability to finish Wilder last March, when he had the champion hurt more than once, says he is ready to make himself available for a rematch

 

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