‘Literally embarrassing behaviour’: Fans slam Deontay Wilder for ducking Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury after Bronze Bomber announces next fight will be rematch against Luis Ortiz
The WBC champion had been heavily linked to either a mammoth unification fight with Joshua or a rematch with Fury but he will now go toe-to-toe with the Cuban once again.
Wilder got the better of Ortiz with a 10th-round knockout in March 2018 and supporters have criticised his decision to face him for a second time.
Boxing fans have slammed Deontay Wilder for ducking Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury
The Bronze Bomber announced that his next fight will be a rematch against Luis Ortiz
The 33-year-old wrote on Twitter on Wednesday: ‘Wilder v Ortiz II. To all my fans, I want to announce that Luis Ortiz and I have signed for a rematch, with the date and site to be announced shortly.
‘All my controversial fights Must get dealt with ASAP.’
One fan replied: ‘Could have just fought for the undisputed heavyweight championship…nah you fight some 80-year-old you beat already… literally embarrassing behaviour.’
While another Tweet read: ‘Quack, quack,’ followed by a duck emoji and others also responded with different duck GIFs.
A date and venue have not been confirmed but reports indicate September 7 or 28 in either Los Angeles or Las Vegas could be possibilities.