Wilder, Ortiz fight rescheduled

Jose Verdugo
Enero 13, 2018

Before the first scheduled meeting, Ortiz was found to have taken two banned diuretics that are often used as masking agents for steroids.

WBC world heavyweight champion Deonay Wilder will finally defend his world title against Luis Ortiz on March the 3rd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Wilder, 32, will top the bill at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn in March and it's expected that the victor of the fight will take on Anthony Joshua.

Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) is coming off a first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne last November.

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Wilder is looking for a unification fight in 2018, with negotiations between IBF and WBA holder Joshua and WBO champion Joseph Parker, still on-going, while Britain's Dillian Whyte wants to be named the WBC mandatory challenger if he beats Lucas Browne on March 24.

Wilder, a long-term target of IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua, has in Ortiz, accepted what is widely considered his greatest test yet.

Joshua, the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation champion, is 20-0 with 20 knockouts and according to the BBC almost set for a March 31 bout at Cardiff against Parker, the World Boxing Organization champion who is 24-0 with 18 knockouts.

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