In response to Tony Bellew reiterating his belief that all drug cheats should be banned for life and naming Lucas Browne and Luis Ortiz as major culprits, the latter wasted no time laying out his retort.
Ortiz, who recently escaped a ban for an adverse finding during a World Boxing Council Clean Boxing Program, gave Bellew both barrels in replying to WBN’s social media post through his team on Tuesday.
“Tony Bellew is a bum and a low life! All that is is an excuse because he knows he’s a little man and Luis Ortiz on his worst day would crush him.
“The only ones that believe he’s a good heavyweight are his close family and maybe not even them,” the tweet went on to joke.
The post continued with, “Another little mad man that probably got cheated on and still gets cheated on because only a hateful heart speaks like you and that’s been proven.”
As Ortiz plots a course to potentially lining up another world title shot, Bellew is still coming to terms with the loss of a lucrative rematch with David Haye.
Haye pulled out of the December 17 contest earlier this week and Bellew is set to take time to contemplate his next move.
The 34 year-old has few options due to his slight weight in the top division, as WBN explained yesterday, with the likes of Ortiz also off the menu due to the Liverpool man’s stance on test failures.
Add to that the fact Bellew only scaled 213 pounds for his divisional debut against Haye in March and those heavier campaigners may be best avoided by the ex-cruiserweight world champion going forward.
For Cuban Ortiz, a WBC title shot against Deontay Wilder fell apart this year, although ‘King Kong’ is expected to return to the ratings in December.