Wilder set to defend against Ortiz

Wilder, Ortiz fight rescheduled

Wilder, Ortiz fight rescheduled

Ortiz was fined $25,000 (£18,497) but not banned from the sport as the World Boxing Council said the Cuban took the drugs for high blood pressure.

Wilder, a long-term target of IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua, has in Ortiz, accepted what is widely considered his greatest test yet. So for the best to prove they're the best, the best must fight each other.

Wilder - the 32-year-old Tuscaloosa native - then fought Bermane Stiverne on November 4 in Brooklyn, scoring a first-round knockout. "I want Joshua. Joshua come and see me baby". Luis Ortiz you will have your fight, I will bless you again.

Wilder, aiming to successfully defend his title for a seventh time, was initially due to face Ortiz towards the end of previous year. Ortiz is risky and talented enough to not only threaten Wilder's hope of making a monster purse against Joshua, but a victory over him could silence the many critics who point to the lack of quality opposition on Wilder's resume.

Wilder is 39-0 with 38 knockouts, his only fight to reach the distance the bout with Stiverne three years ago, while Ortiz is 28-0 with 24 knockouts, his most recent bout a knockout of American Daniel Martz last month. "Deontay's long-awaited bout with Ortiz is sure to be one of 2018's best matchups".