News | Apr 24 2019

Luis Ortiz promoter lambasts ‘low ball offers’ for Anthony Joshua fight

Luis Ortiz is out of the Anthony Joshua sweepstakes
Luis Ortiz
Luis Ortiz vs Travis Kauffman  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

LUIS ORTIZ’S promoter has revealed the Cuban heavyweight will not challenge Anthony Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden.

Joshua, holder of the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles, is searching for a new opponent ahead of his United States bow because of Jarrell Miller’s reported multiple drug test failures.

Ortiz, who has won his last three bouts since suffering the only professional defeat of his career to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last year, was among the frontrunners to step into the breach.