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Luis Ortiz Coach Expects Wilder Rematch, Feels Joshua Will Delay

By Elisinio Castillo

German Caicedo, who is the trainer of heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (28-1, 24 KOs), believes his boxer will get the rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) in the near future.

While there is a lot of discussion about a unification at the moment, Caicedo does not expect IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) to fight Wilder.

"Yes, I think [the rematch will happen]. Joshua is young, he does not have to hurry, he has time, he can wait as long as he wants with three titles and he continues to sell out stadiums," Caicedo told George Ebro.

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Last month at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Ortiz nearly derailed Wilder when he had him in serious trouble during the seventh round.

Wilder was able to weather the story and came back to knock Ortiz out in the tenth round.

Regarding Wilder, Ortiz believes his pick of marketable opponents is running thin and he needs a fighter like Ortiz.

"[Wilder is] a little older, he has no one to fight with. Luis was winning the fight before the knockout, so Wilder has to offer the rematch because he has no other opponent. Who will give him a fight? Breazeale? Martin? There is no other important opponent ranked under the World Boxing Council. I hope it happens on pay per view," the veteran coach said.

And of course, there will be some adjustments for the second fight.

"Some things [will be changed]. My way is to work hard, but I listen to the boxer, so let's find the best way to decipher the Wilder puzzle." Caicedo said.

The World Boxing Council recently ordered Ortiz to take part in a final WBC eliminator against Dillian Whyte of the UK. There is still no definitive word if Whyte intends to go in that direction.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontay Wilder on 05-24-2018

I hear Arreola's available

Comment by GreatErikk on 05-24-2018

So, Luis Ortiz healed from mental frictions of the 1st fight??? Wilder will Stivern2 him in rematch!

Comment by KING5TWENTY on 05-24-2018

Aj has a great publicist 1rst day in America he was seen by q0cmillion Americans at the Warriors game. They put the camera on him and said heavyweight chanp Anothony Johnson we want to see you fight Deontay Wilder. Next…

Comment by Drama Show on 05-24-2018

You just had your chance. You did well for on oldie but it's someone else's turn now.

Comment by Sid-Knee on 05-24-2018

[QUOTE=Curt Henning;18799629]good ole anthony "johnson" chickenson at it again[/QUOTE] What is he at again? We haven't heard anything about the negotiations they're going through. Stop with the Americanisms, it's tiresome.

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