Ortiz is a favorite for a fight with Wilder
Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs) is currently the main candidate as the new opponent for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs).
At the same time, the majority of boxing fans dream of the unifying meeting of "Bronze Bomber" with WBA, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs). However, so far there is no indication that this fight can happen before the second half of the next year.
2020 is the earliest possible date for Wilder fight with Joshua. This was stated by the manager Shelly Finkel, who says that AJ team, and a team of Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) will negotiate with them in the nearest future.
According to Mike Coppinger, a representative of The Ring magazine, the team of the champion from Alabama after rejecting the newly proposed co-operation with DAZN, is going to negotiate the unifications of titles with Joshua. The following items of the plan aimed at improving the marketing value of the battle for the four championship belts includes the battles with Luis Ortiz and Adam Kownacki (19-0, 15 KOs). Ortiz appears in 'Wilder's schedule' as an option in autumn 2019, and Kownacki - in the spring of 2020.
Finkel during Saturday's press conference after a victorious duel of Wilder with Dominic Breazeale said that he would like to deal with the next fight of "Bronze Bomber" during the next week.