Luis Ortiz is the latest heavyweight boxer to send message to Anthony Joshua

Luis Ortiz has offered to fight Anthony Joshua as the Brit is still to confirm his opponent for his next fight on April 13 at Wembley Stadium – if he still fights on that date at all, that is.

The Cuban boxer fought with American Deontay Wilder for the WBC title back in March 2018 and was stopped in the 10th round.

Since his last championship bout, he has fought twice and has won by knockout both times, beating Cojanu and Kauffman at the Staples Center in Los Angles.

From when Joshua beat Alexander Povetkin, there has been heavy discussions about who he will fight next with the names of Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte being thrown around.

Ortiz is currently scheduled to fight Christian Hammer in Brooklyn on March 3, although his plan is to have another fight for a world title.

“Listen, I heard you mention my name two weeks ago and I didn’t feel like responding because maybe like Whyte and (Joe) Joyce, you were just using my name to show you got some cojones which I believe you do,” Ortiz said to BoxingScene.com.

“But just in case, maybe Eddie hasn’t informed you that my manager has already reached out to him. It was last month before you made that comment about me and advised him I’m available.”

Ortiz also refuted any claims that he has negotiated his way out of the fight and is willing to fight in either the UK or the US for any purse.

“So look, if you want to fight I’m here and stop saying I priced myself out because I’ve never had no offers to fight you.

“With all respect to you for all you have done, I’ll fight you for just about any money you offer me so if you can’t work out the Miller fight, I’m here and ready. I’ll fight you in the USA or UK.

“It’s on you and if you think you’re that good and want to test yourself who better than me?”

There has been talk of having an all-British fight in the UK, whilst the opportunity to become the unified world champion is surely a mouth-watering prospect.

But for now, both Ortiz and boxing fans alike must wait for Joshua’s next opponent to be confirmed.

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