Boxing News at Five: Ortiz open to fight against Ruiz vs. Joshua II loser, Khan says he isn’t focusing solely on Pacquiao payday

Boxing News At Five | 11 hours ago

Luis Ortiz isn’t finished as a heavyweight force, despite devastating KO loss to Deontay Wilder, and Amir Khan outines plans for a big 2020

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FOR six-and-three-quarter rounds Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz believed he was on his way too becoming the WBC heavyweight champion of the world and next year meeting the winner of the December 7 rematch between Andy Ruiz Jnr and Anthony Joshua.

But then Deontay Wilder distracted him with his left hand and bent him in half with his right.

Then Ortiz was no longer thinking ahead but thinking instead about whether it was humanly possible to rise from the canvas using what would have felt like someone else’s limbs.

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