Cuban puncher Luis Ortiz has soured talk of a possible heavyweight blockbuster between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder as the former interim champion plans to wreck the dream cross-Atlantic fight.
Victory over Wilder in New York tonight would see Ortiz become the first Latin-born top division ruler of all time and place the veteran in prime position for a shot at Joshua himself.
Ortiz fully plans to derail Wilder’s blueprint to claim the undisputed crown and is confident of ending the American’s amazing undefeated record.
Asked his thoughts on all the talk being about Joshua v Wilder in the build-up, Ortiz said: “I have no feelings there, that fight isn’t going to happen. Joshua v Wilder is not going to happen.
“Everybody that talks as much as Deontay loses. Brandon Rios just the other day was talking and talking and talking and talking against Danny Garcia and look what happened.
“None of this talk bothers me. He can talk all he wants. Deontay is trying to convince himself. It’s going to be a hell of a fight and somebody’s going to hit the canvas.
“While he keeps hyping himself and hyping himself and trying to believe in himself, it’s going to be a bad night for him.
“He’s talking about PEDs. I’ve taken seven tests in a month and a week, seven blood and urine tests for VADA and the New York Commission,” he added.
‘The Real King Kong’ hopes to repair his reputation after going through a rigorous process of testing under the watchful eye of the WBC and VADA following on from two previous adverse findings.
Signing up to the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program is beginning to become a must for all competitors moving forward as boxing bids to weed out the scourge of doping.