It could be something of a quick turnaround for the American to compete in November (depending on the date) and then get back in the ring for February, given he is currently fighting roughly once every six months or so.
Regardless, Wilder vs Fury II does seem destined to take place so long as both men come through their next outings – it just may happen slightly later than originally thought.
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Wilder’s rematch with Ortiz is scheduled for later this year and the Matchroom director is desperate to see the Brixton brawler get his shot.
“There’s a lot going on with the WBC,” he told talkSPORT. “I think the offer from the WBC, which is a final eliminator, is an interim world title fight.
“That’s all fine, but it’s more about the timings.
“This week marks 600 days Dillian Whyte has been WBC number one contender – it’s incredible.
“So we are saying when? We are not waiting 800, 900, 1000 days so our campaign is that the winner of Wilder against Ortiz should fight the winner of Whyte vs Rivas.
“Or if not, give us a time frame. We are doing absolutely everything and we will not stop till Dillian Whyte gets justice on this because I think the WBC are fair people.
“Mauricio Sulaiman is a boxing guy through and through, I know he has been a bit upset by some of the comments, but they are nothing yet.
“We have got to get our way and we are not even asking for a favour. We are just asking for what is fair.
“And we thank the public for their support on this as well because that is important. Dillian Whyte has stepped up and fought everyone, this Rivas fight is a very tough fight on July 20 and it is a must-win fight that I believe will have a lot on the line in terms of the WBC position.”
“This week marks 600 days that Dillian Whyte has been WBC number one.”
“We’re not waiting 800 days. We want the winner of Wilder v Ortiz.”
Fury, who is fighting in America for the first time since signing his lucrative EPSN deal, has remained tight-lipped on the rematch as he prepares for his bout with Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on June 15.
But Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas told The Daily Mail the 33-year-old will likely face Ortiz between late September and early November, with venues in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas all potential venues for that rematch.
Provided Wilder does not slip up against the veteran Cuban, the American’s team have pencilled in the Fury rematch to take place in February or March.
However, this could prove to be a sticking point as Fury has often insisted he wants to spend Christmas with his family.
The sight of the two giants sharing the ring was spectacular enough, but Fury’s boxing brain and technical ability bamboozled the WBC champion for the majority of the 12 rounds.
But Wilder’s power is not to be underestimated and he twice had Fury down, although how on earth the Brit managed to climb off the canvas in the final round remains a mystery.
The winner of this fight will surely be looking to fighting Anthony Joshua in a potentially huge summer showdown in 2020, provided the former unified world champion can reclaim his belts after a stunning upset loss to Andy Ruiz Jr last weekend.
Matchroom Boxing director Eddie Hearn confirmed the Olympic Gold medallist would be invoking his rematch clause straight away, with the promoter aiming for November or December.
Deontay Wilder had a busy Tuesday night after announcing his rematch with Luis Ortiz.
The WBC heavyweight champion revealed on social media that contracts are now signed for a second bout between himself and the Cuban, and then proceeded to stay up and discuss the bout with fans on Instagram.
Wilder has received some criticism over the announcement, as almost all supporters would rather see him face either Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury next instead.
However, he also received and replied to plenty of praise from his loyal supporters, who took the moment as a chance to criticise AJ and Fury.
In his replies, Wilder promised that he will be facing both Brits in the very near future and told people they will just have to be patient for the time being.
Anthony Joshua wants to fight Deontay Wilder, but the American has other plans.
The current WBC champion announced he has ‘signed’ a contract to fight Luis Ortiz adding on Twitter ‘all my controversial fights must get dealt with ASAP.’
Wilder v Ortiz II
To all my fans, I want to announce that Luis Ortiz and I have signed for a rematch, with the date and site to be announced shortly. All my controversial fights Must get dealt with ASAP#BombZquadpic.twitter.com/RZs7vLEhaj
The WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, clearly frustrated with the failed attempts from promoters and broadcasters to engineer the clash, said: “I think they should sit us down face-to-face and talk about what the issues are man to man and get this fight sorted this year.”
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Deontay Wilder will face both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury within his next three fights, according to co-manager Shelly Finkel.
The WBC heavyweight champion successfully defended his title with a brutal first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale on Saturday night in New York, and fans are now demanding to know who will be his future opponents.
It has been rumoured that a rematch with Luis Ortiz – who Wilder knocked out in March 2018 – is already agreed to take place later this year, however this is apparently not yet 100 per cent a done deal.
“No, [the Ortiz rumours are] not true,” Finkel told SunSport.
“That is something we are working on now, hopefully by next week it will be resolved.
“I had dinner the other night with John Skipper [DAZN chairman], we discussed the Joshua fight and I also have been in touch with Top Rank [Tyson Fury’s co-promoters].
“In the next two weeks everything will be done, it will be said publicly what we’re doing and I believe the UK fans will also be happy.”
It had also been reported that, after rematching Ortiz, Wilder is planning to face Adam Kownacki early next year.
Finkel seemingly dispelled this talk, by confirming that the champion’s next three bouts will come against Joshua, Ortiz and Fury – though he did not specify in which order.
“We’re working on that, and those three fighters [Joshua, Fury and Ortiz].
“Deontay will be fighting all of them in a succession which we will hopefully work out in the next couple of weeks.”
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