Wilder to defend against unbeaten Ortiz in March

Mae Love
January 13, 2018

No boxer has simultaneously held the WBC, IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight belts, and Wilder is a future target for Joshua.

Although the banned diuretics can be used as masking agents for performance-enhancing drugs, Ortiz and his team stood firm in claiming the root cause was his prescription medication for high blood pressure.

The event is part of Premier Boxing Champions.

When the original fight with 38-year-old Ortiz was postponed, Wilder then defended his WBC title against fellow American Bermane Stirmane and won with a first-round knockout. The failed test could've been avoided had Ortiz advised VADA he was taking it.

The "Bronze Bomber" was due to take on Ortiz in November, only for the Cuban to test positive for a banned substance.

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Ortiz returned on December 8 for a second-round knockout of Daniel Martz in a tune-up fight and then went nose to nose with Wilder, who was at the fight, in the ring afterward.

Wilder entered the ring and said: "I think you're one of the best and I want to prove I'm one of the best". Luis Ortiz you will have your fight, I will bless you again.

Wilder is also unbeaten in the division after 39 wins and will go into the fight with confidence following a crushing first round defeat of Bermane Stiverne.

The fight will be Wilder's seventh defence of the WBC heavyweight world title.

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