Anthony Joshua to defend his WBA title against Cuba's Luis Ortis

Anthony Joshua to defend his WBA title against Cuba's Luis Ortis

- WBA champions Anthony Joshua will face Cuba's Luis Ortis

- The fight will be a defense of his world boxing title

- Joshua was supposed to face retired Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko

Reigning British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been ordered by the WBA to defend his world boxing title against Cuba's Luis Ortis.

This comes following the retirement of Wladimir Klitschko on Thursday, August 3, 2017 who was supposed to face Joshua in a rematch.

The WBA authority however explained that Joshua and his proposed opponent from Cuba have only 30 days for them to agree the fight.

Anthony Joshua to defend his WBA title against Cuba's Luis Ortis

Anthony Joshua to defend his WBA title against Cuba's Luis Ortis (photo: Cubano)

Cuba's Luis Ortis is a former WBA interim heavyweight champion, and the 38-year-old has 23 knockouts from 27 wins.

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Joshua, who beat Klitschko at Wembley in April has also been told he must face IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev before December 2, 2017 or risk being stripped of his belt.

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Source: Sports.naij.com

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