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Ortiz targeting title fight with Wilder

Luis Ortiz has set his sights on a world title fight with Deontay Wilder, should he overcome Malik Scott on Saturday.

The undefeated Cuban heavyweight has a record of 25-0 with two no contests, winning 22 of his bouts by knockout.

Ortiz has been talked up as a potential opponent for IBF world champion Anthony Joshua, but instead wants to settle a score with the 37-0 WBC champion Wilder, who has recorded stoppages in 36 of his fights.

“Over the next 12 months, on my list first would be Deontay Wilder, he’s talking s***,” Ortiz told Sky Sports.

“Other than that, the big names – Fury, Joshua, anybody who has a belt.

“I definitely don’t do a lot of talking, it’s not what I do. Sometimes I get a little nervous when people ask questions, because I don’t understand.

“What I do is box. I don’t like to talk. On fight night, I just like to come and fight.”

Ortiz faces Scott, who has only lost twice in 41 fights, in Monte Carlo.

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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