Luis Ortiz Can't Wait To Get His Hands On Dillian Whyte

By Elisinio Castillo

For Luis Ortiz, a new lifeline has opened up.

After his hard-fought defeat from this past March, a new opportunity with a door to a world title shot.

As reported a few days ago, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has ordered a final eliminator between Ortiz and Dillian Whyte (23-1, 17 KOs) - with the winner earning a mandatory shot at WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.


Ortiz (28-1, 24 KO) was dropped twice in the tenth round and stopped by Wilder at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but not before putting the WBC king in serious trouble in a seventh round where he was very close to taking the victory.

Ortiz strongly feels that a rematch is warranted to set the record straight - because he believes the referee prevented him from knocking Wilder out.

"We are very happy to find another path to fight for the world title," said Jay Jiménez, manager of Ortiz, to George Ebro.

"We are convinced that Luis will be the winner and he will face Wilder in another match that will be twice as attractive as the first. Here is the issue between Luis and Wilder that has not been finished - the public feels that their business is not over. People feel that Wilder was helped. Luis will be in better condition for a rematch."

But before thinking about a second chapter in this novel, Ortiz will have to take care of Whyte, who a couple of weeks ago knocked out Lucas Browne before a crowded Arena O2 in London.

Whyte, who fights under the banner of the well-known promoter Eddie Hearn, has a single defeat on his record - which came at the hands of unified champion Anthony Joshua.

"For Luis, a range of possibilities open up again," said Jiménez, "This fight against Whyte will be very much appreciated by the public. Luis never disappoints. Many consider that he should have won in March against Wilder, but we will return to face him again. We already have the path.''

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boksfan on 04-29-2018

War King Kong, war!

Comment by 5000boxing on 04-29-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18717427]You're a mong aren't you? Whyte has no problem with fighting Ortiz just as long as he gets to be mandatory. But Brezeale is first mandatory so Whyte even if he does win won't get a shot until the WBC…

Comment by Sid-Knee on 04-28-2018

[QUOTE=Hmabshir;18717861]Ok and? If Whyte beats Ortiz and Joshua and wilder don’t fight wilder will ko Breazeale and then Whyte will be the next mandatory. Better fighters than Whyte had to deal with more bs like golovkin when he wanted to…

Comment by Hmabshir on 04-28-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18717415]But Whyte won't get a title shot if he beats Ortiz will he with Brezeale getting his mandatory shot first. Which means Whyte would have to wait for well over a year before he gets his shot at Wilder.[/QUOTE] Ok…

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 04-28-2018

This good for boxing. It need to happen more often. Just because a fighter gets KO'd it dont mean he shouldnt get good fights. Too many afraid to lose that "0" but all the greats like Ali, Holmes, Robinson, Leonard,…

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