Wilder Manager Updates on Talks To Fight Ortiz, Joshua, Fury

Shelly Finkel, the co-manager of WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, is exploring three big options for the future. (photo by Ryan Hafey)

Last Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Wilder pulled off a crushing first round knockout of mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale.

After the fight, there was talk of a rematch with Cuban banger Luis Ortiz.

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Wilder stopped Ortiz in the tenth round last year, in  wild match that saw he world champion hurt badly in the seventh round.

Finkel is in talks for the Ortiz rematch, but he's also speaking with DAZN executive John Skipper regarding a unification with Anthony Joshua, and with Top Rank regarding a rematch with Tyson Fury.

Finkel is going to be ringside, with Skipper, for Joshua's defense against Andy Ruiz on June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He says Wilder will not be ringside for the fight.

“No, (Ortiz rumours) not true. 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, we discussed the Joshua fight and I also have been in touch with Top Rank," Finkel said to The Sun.

“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.”

 “These two fights are too important for the fighters and the sport, they both will happen. When it’s ready a fight will be made, (promoter) Bob (Arum) will make a fight with us, that’s not an issue and we can do something with DAZN also - they are not issues. There is not an issue with DAZN, there is not an issue with making the fight."

"Instead of dictating, dictating, dictating, it’s not going to work. I’ve had a very, very good rapport with John skipper, I believe the fight will happen, I believe the fight will happen with John and I’ll work with Eddie and Barry at the time. I’m going with John (Skipper) to the June 1 fight of Joshua. (Joshua) didn’t come to Deontay’s fight (against Breazeale), he was in New York or around here, so there’s no reason (Wilder) to.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by leeroy84 on 05-31-2019

[QUOTE=uppercut510;19785961]the same reason pedvtkin was a back up plan, did u see his fight prior to aj?[/QUOTE] I thought Pov was a WBA mando.... If were cool dissing mandos then Breazeale is ALOT worse than Poverkin And I'm not sure…

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 05-31-2019

[QUOTE=uppercut510;19786040]how is pedvtkin a cherry pick amongst this current batch of HWs we have???????????? and lmao at not comparable, maybe resume wise pedvtkin has the edge, of course... ive always said that, but skill wise I think they are neck…

Comment by uppercut510 on 05-31-2019

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19786032]You tried to claim Povetkin was a back up plan because he was a cherry pick. Don't go trying to deflect now. Povetkin>>>>>Ortiz. Not even comparable, look at the achievements and resumes.[/QUOTE] how is pedvtkin a cherry pick amongst…

Comment by Robbie Barrett on 05-31-2019

[QUOTE=uppercut510;19786028]that wasn't my point, the point is you all try to downplay Ortiz as a bum and hype up guys like takaam parker and pedvtkin who hasn't done anything of late and has looked terrible. And a unification trumps a…

Comment by uppercut510 on 05-31-2019

[QUOTE=Robbie Barrett;19785968]Povetkin was a mandatory. :dunce: FFS these Wilder stans know **** all.[/QUOTE] that wasn't my point, the point is you all try to downplay Ortiz as a bum and hype up guys like takaam parker and pedvtkin who hasn't…

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