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Deontay Wilder Has Already Outlined Plans For His Next Three Fights

Deontay Wilder Has Already Outlined Plans For His Next Three Fights

WBC champ Deontay Wilder is wasting no time in carving up the heavyweight division and plans to 'knock out' both Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz

Deontay Wilder has revealed that he has his next three fights planned in hopes of cementing his legacy in the heavyweight division.

The WBC champ, 33, fought against Dominic Breazeale in May and recorded a stunning first-round KO at the Barclays Center in New York City.

But Wilder is already looking ahead to rematches with Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury before eying up a unification bout.

"Ortiz is definitely happening," he told BBC Sport.

"I am looking forward to fighting him.

"After I knock him out I will go to Fury, knock him out and then we will go for a unification.

"Once I get rid of Ortiz, I will get rid of Fury too. We will figure it out but Ortiz comes first."

Wilder is expected to defend his title against Cuban star Ortiz in November, though an official announcement for the fight has not been made.

And the WBC kingpin has plans to fight Brit superstar Fury in early 2020, with the 'Gypsy King' claiming their bout is pencilled in for 22nd February in Las Vegas.



Andy Ruiz Jr is set to defend his belts against Anthony Joshua in a rematch on 7th December in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

The 29-year-old Mexican-American produced a stunning performance to drop 'AJ' four times in June and hand the Englishman his first professional loss.

And Wilder is ready to snub a fight with Joshua as he expects that Ruiz will emerge victorious in the rematch.


"I saw Ruiz punch Joshua in the temple and it knocked his equilibrium out," the 'Bronze Bomber' said.

"He could not recover and that meant he got knocked down four times.

"When you are in a situation where you have not been before, it is like life teaching you a lot of lessons on the job.

"At that moment on the job for Joshua, he had to learn and could not pull through.



"But having fallen this time in life, the next time he might pull through because he has experienced it before and he should be able to correct the wrongs.

"Ruiz in my opinion [will win again].

"I feel Joshua does not know how he lost, and that means he will not know how to set up a proper training camp -- but anything is possible."

Ruiz has already welcomed the idea of setting up a mega unification match with Wilder.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Luis Ortiz, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Andy Ruiz Jr, Boxing, Gypsy King, Deontay Wilder