Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz II: Bronze Bomber announces next fight will be Cuban rematch, Anthony Joshua must wait

Deontay Wilder celebrates
Deontay Wilder celebrates

Boxing fans will have to wait a little longer for the Deontay Wilder v Anthony Joshua showdown they crave after Wilder announced his next fight will be a rematch with Luis Ortiz.

WBC heavyweight champion Wilder says he has agreed a rematch with Cuba's Luis Ortiz.

American Wilder beat Ortiz with a 10th-round knockout in March 2018.

"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!!" the 33-year-old posted on Twitter.

Wilder has won 41 of his 42 fights, the other being a controversial draw with Britain's Tyson Fury in December.

He knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round earlier this month to retain his world title.

Boxing fans and experts alike are craving big fights between Wilder, Fury and Joshua, but their differing TV deals seem to be scuppering any chance of them meeting in the ring anytime soon.

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