By Ryan Burton
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is still looking for a new opponent after Andrzej Wawrzyk failed a drug test by coming up positive for a performance enhancer.
Wawrzyk was supposed to challenge Wilder on February 25 at Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama in a bout televised on free-to-air Fox. Promoter Lou DiBella told BoxingScene.com's Keith Idec that he is actively looking for a replacement.
If Wilder wants a tough challenge in his first fight back after surgery on his right hand and right biceps, he doesn't have to look far.
"Tell Wilder, 'hey I'm here, I'll take the February 25 fight. Let me know and stop wasting the fans' time with these fights'," Luis Ortiz (27-0) told BoxingScene.com.
As far as what is next for Ortiz, Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller (18-0-1) has been mentioned as a possible opponent for a spring show down.
With the likelihood of a fight against Wilder on short notice very remote, Ortiz said he would have no problem facing Miller.
"As far as Miller, we still don't know what's happening. I am ready and eager to fight Baby Miller. I will take care of business like always and will take the baby a box of Pampers for his fatal mistake of facing me but we are still waiting for an answer," Miller explained.
Last year Luis Ortiz and his managerial team bought out his contract from his co-promoter Golden Boy Promotions. After the buyout, Ortiz fought in November and December on two cards promoted by Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sport.
Ortiz is expecting to have a more definitive answer about his next fight by the end of the week.
"We know Dade Promotions never reached an official deal with Eddie and has a one fight at a time deal. However, we have faith in Eddie Hearn and we think he will come through like he has in the past," said Ortiz.
"Dade Promotions still holds King Kong's full promotional rights and I hope to have an answer by Friday from Eddie Hearn."
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