News | Oct 01 2017

Deontay Wilder still wants to fight Luis Ortiz!

Frustrated Deontay Wilder wants to punish Luis Ortiz, despite failed drug test, writes John Dennen
Deontay Wilder
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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder still wants to fight Luis Ortiz, even though it’s been revealed his Cuban challenger has failed a drug test.

Wilder was due to defend his title in a high profile fight against Ortiz at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on November 4. That has now been thrown into doubt but the American champion is adamant that he will still fight on that day, at that venue.

“Still in training though, never lose focus. Never lose hope. November 4 is going down still at the Barclays. This s*** just getting started. It’s about to heat up,” Wilder said.