Luis Ortiz is not happy a few days on following his loss to WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder last weekend in New York.
Ortiz pushed Wilder as hard as anyone to date in his pro career but alas, ultimately succumbed to a 10th round knockout defeat at the hands of the big hitting man from Alabama.
Following the bout the scorecards showed Wilder was ahead on all three of the judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage, prompting some observers to question the judging in the bout.
The reality is though, Wilder ensured there was no need for the judges at all.
Like you’d expect from a heavyweight champion – he closed the show inside the distance.
Despite the conclusive nature of the ending of the bout, defeated Luis Ortiz and his team are still not happy.
Speaking on social media, team Ortiz said:
”We feel we deserve a rematch and only if Anthony Joshua doesn’t take Wilder, we really should and deserve a rematch. After seeing this, this was a robbery in plain day and it really was an epic battle of Godzilla vs. King Kong.”
The question remains can the Wilder vs Joshua fight be made next up?
It looks doubtful this summer, really.
Joshua must first come through WBO champion Joseph Parker on March 31st in Wales but after that – a logical showdown between the fight seems open to be made.
Logic and boxing hardly ever go hand in hand, however.
Purse negotiations are still a major bone of contention to the bout being made.
Lets see how the next few weeks play out with Joshua’s fight first.