Cuban heavyweight, Luis Ortiz, has called Tyson Fury a ‘dosser’ and criticised his move to fight Derek Chisora for a third time.
Following pointless negotiations with Anthony Joshua and some back and forths with Mahmoud Charr, Tyson Fury has settled on his old foe Derek Chisora as his December opponent. Some in the sport understand that the match-up is for keep busy purposes in preparation for an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk next year.
But, largely, the fight hasn’t been met with praise from most fans, with many seeing it as a pointless run out given the fact that Fury has beaten ‘Del-Boy’ twice before.
One man who agrees with the nay-sayers is Luis Ortiz. Despite his last fight being a loss to Andy Ruiz Jr, ‘King Kong’ still feels like he should’ve been considered to face Fury for the WBC belt. He went in on the champion via BoxingScene.com.
“I think even less of the big dosser Fury. He claims to want to fight the best. He says [Anthony] Joshua didn’t want to fight him and that [Oleksandr] Usyk didn’t want to fight him. He went down the line of the top 10 on Boxrec and didn’t pick me because I came off a loss.”
“Give me a break. You just passed me over because you saw that I went 12 rounds and was only getting better in the late rounds. I was ready for 15 rounds but it’s ok. It just makes you look bad that you pass on me to fight Chisora who has 12 losses. This blows my mind. I would think Fury should feel embarrassed to move forward with this fight. If you want a real fight, I’m here you big dosser, so stop calling fighters out and then choose the easy pickings.”
Ortiz has only lost three times in his career – once to Ruiz and twice to big-hitting Deontay Wilder. Despite being 43 years of age, there seems to be no sign of him hanging up the gloves, and his 12 rounder with the Mexican former champ in September, despite being defeated, says he can still compete with the best of them. Whether or not Fury thinks him worthy of a shot is another matter.