Deontay Wilder SLAMS Eddie Hearn and claims Anthony Joshua is being exploited
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 02, 2018,
Mar 02, 2018, 16:10
He is listed at 38, six years older than Wilder. Not from all the grueling training. That's why he's trying to get sign all of these other fighters and not me. "He's going to have to back that up in the ring".
"It just saddens me". I dont want to chase him around the ring all night. He beat a faded Tony Thompson after that, then labored through 12 rounds against Malik Scott, who can ugly up a fight when he wants to, and he wanted to do it that night. Nobody has interest in seeing Ortiz fight Joshua, nor anyone else; he lacks personality and charisma and isn't close to being a draw. "I've been fighting since I was 10 years old". And that's what I see when I watch WBC heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder 39-0 (38); a fighter with some skill with a big right hand who has been managed masterfully.
'The second problem is (Ortiz) has got to be about 1,000 years old.
"He doesn't intimidate me", Ortiz said. "I will say what I feel and I will continue to do so, especially with my own kind, because they look up to me, they look up for hope". It's just a lot of noise. "People are looking forward to me doing that".
"I am the best in the world". Since then, Wilder has knocked out all 6 of his opponents, which include a devastating one vs. Artur Szpilka and a 2 devastating KO in a rematch with Stiverne.
Like the confidence. The unbeaten Ortiz has knocked out his share of opponents - 28-0, 24 KOs.
"I looked into his eyes and I knew that I'm not going to lose this opportunity".
It is ironic on Matchroom's part that they would turn their back on Ohara Davies for tweets that took a highly offensive and unnecessary dig towards the Hillsborough tragedy, yet welcome Povetkin, Dillian Whyte, Lucas Browne and Kid Galahad with open arms on to big televised events. He has a big mouth.
Insults aside, Ortiz appreciates the position he occupies. Until now, Wilder has refused to grant him his wish.
Wilder and Ortiz were first scheduled to fight in November, but Ortiz was forced to withdraw after failing a drug test. Ortiz was later fined $25,000 for the offense, but not suspended or removed from title contention after successfully arguing he was using the banned substance to treat high blood pressure.
Even though Wilder has claimed to have never taking PEDs and has never failed a drug test, his career has been affected by this issue. It doesn't matter whether it was two time or three times, they would probably get in there a fourth time. I've been calling out Joshua for nearly two years and it's always the same thing. I don't have to deal with none of that because it's already there. I never put two and two together.
"He's making very small money and needs a new promoter". I can't lead America to say, 'Get behind me and believe in me and this and that, ' and I don't show it.
Ortiz hasn't been given the benefit of the doubt by fans, media and certainly not Wilder because of his previous PED ordeal.
Despite the fact that Ortiz had not declared the medication to administrators, the WBC accepted this explanation and fined him $25,000 in lieu of a suspension.
"I don't need people to believe in me", Wilder said.
The ostracized Ortiz can change all of their lives by upsetting Wilder.
Wilder said a victory over Ortiz would make him the No. 1 heavyweight in the land, ahead of Joshua, the IBF/WBA titleholder.
"I don't think Joshua has enough confidence in himself to fight me". And I'm going to. He won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and now he's the WBC heavyweight champion. Everything depends on winning the Browne fight.
The titles are great but these fights are about something else.
Virgil Hunter has definitely helped me with my mental game.