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WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder 37-0 (36ko’s) was recently scheduled in to fight Polish heavyweight Andrzej Wawrzyk until a drugs test ruled Wawrzyk had tested positive for steroids.
Wilder is without an opponent however one of the most dangerous men in the division, Luis Ortiz 27-0 (23ko’s) has said to Boxing Scene “Tell Wilder, ‘hey I’m here, I’ll take the February 25 fight. Let me know and stop wasting the fans’ time with these fights.”
Ortiz did originally sign to Matchroom Sport on a two fight deal however those two fights are up. We saw him in action when he beat Malik Scott by unanimous decision and when he stopped Dave Allen in 7 rounds.
Wilder has been out recovering from breaking his hand and tearing his bicep against Chris Arreola in July so you can imagine him ideally wanting a tune up fight before he jumps into something big but he has been facing extremely low-level of opposition all of his career.
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The 37-year-old undefeated Cuban is in desperate need of grasping a big fight as time is definitely not on his side and he is still yet to fight for a world title. There have been names thrown into the mix for him still with a fight against Jarrell Miller seeming close as well.
Miller has been after Ortiz for a while now, throwing verbal insults his way however Ortiz seems happy to fight him also, but he’s leaving it up to Eddie Hearn to sort out. He had this to say about Miller.
“As far as Miller, we still don’t know what’s happening. I am ready and eager to fight Baby Miller. I will take care of business like always and will take the baby a box of Pampers for his fatal mistake of facing me but we are still waiting for an answer”.