DEONTAY WILDER has given drug cheat Luis Ortiz another chance to get whooped by agreeing to a March 3 fight.
The Bronze Bomber was due to fight the Ortiz on November 4, only for flabby heavyweight to test positive for a banned substance and was shelved for a year.
Getty Images – Getty Deontay Wilder has agreed a March fight with Luis Ortiz
Bermane Stiverne stepped in – looking grotesquely out of shape – and was destroyed inside one round by the WBC world champion.
After that explosive win, Wilder used his post-fight interview to call out WBA and IBF king Anthony Joshua.
But AJ has his hands full with WBO boss Joseph Parker next up leaving Wilder – who has just copped a community service sentence for marijuana possession – free to smoke the fat Cuban at the second time of asking.
The shallow pool of talent in the heavyweight division means Ortiz has got another chance – with another proven doping offender Alexander Povetkin another one nearing a title challenge.
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Wilder – who has never been accused of doping or taking drugs for sporting gain – received a 30-day suspended sentence and two years of probation for the June bust.
The heavy handed star was ordered to perform the community service at a local YMCA.