Anthony Joshua or Wladimir Klitschko will advance to meet Luis Ortiz, orders WBA
Last Updated: 20/12/16 4:44pm
Anthony Joshua will have to fight Luis Ortiz for the WBA ‘Super’ heavyweight title if he gets past Wladimir Klitschko, confirmed the organisation’s president.
Gilberto J. Mendoza will sanction the vacant WBA 'Super' belt to be on the line when IBF champion Joshua collides with Klitschko on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
"The decision is the following: Joshua will fight Klitschko, the winner will have to face Ortiz," Mendoza told FightNews.
We decided to give [Ortiz] a chance at the winner.
Gilberto J. Mendoza
"We decided to give [Ortiz] a chance at the winner.
"I will set deadlines between the winner of Joshua and Klitschko [to agree a fight with Ortiz]."
The undefeated Cuban, Ortiz, previously held the interim WBA 'regular' belt while Klitschko was the long-time holder of the organisation's 'Super' title, which he lost to Tyson Fury, who in turn made the belt vacant.
Ortiz recently improved his record to 27-0-2 against Dave Allen on the undercard to Joshua's second title defence against Eric Molina.