The winner of Joshua vs Klitschko next April will now have to take on Cuban Luis Ortiz for the WBA ‘Super’ title.
The winner of Joshua vs Klitschko is a 50/50 toss up in many fans’ eyes, but one thing that is now known is that if whoever wins the fight wants to keep hold of the WBA ‘Super’ belt that will be on the line, they will have to face Ortiz after April 29th.
Fight News have reported that WBA president Gilberto Mendoza has said as much.
This will come as welcome news for the undefeated Cuban heavyweight who had a rather underwhelming debut for his new UK promoters Matchroom Sport in Monte Carlo not long ago, when he defeated American Malik Scott over 12 rather tedious rounds.
If Joshua were to beat Klitschko, a fight with Ortiz would be relatively straight forward to make given the fact both men share the same promoter.
But surely fights with the likes of David Haye, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are bigger match ups that would carry more interest from the public than a fight with Ortiz.
If and it’s a big if, that Joshua gets passed Klitschko, he won’t exactly be getting an easy ride however, as Ortiz is known as one of the most tricky operators in the heavyweight business – widely avoided.
Joshua must first take on the significant challenge that is Wladimir Klitschko next up however on April 29th.
An event widely anticipated by sports fans that has seen 50,000 tickets sell for the show in it’s very first batch on sale already.