Ortiz was fined $25,000 (£18,497) but not banned from the sport as the World Boxing Council said the Cuban took the drugs for high blood pressure. It was Ortiz's second failed drug test in three years.
Ortiz returned on December 8 for a second-round knockout of Daniel Martz in a tune-up fight and then went nose to nose with Wilder, who was at the fight, in the ring afterward. Be ready, I don't want no excuses. You messed this up. So I'm going to bless you again with a second opportunity.
East Coast locked in cold weekend of sub-zero temps
Yesterday, wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont hit Burlington, Vermont, with a temperature of -1 and a wind chill of -30. East Coast with heavy snow and freezing cold that made for treacherous travel conditions and bone-chilling misery.
Anthony Joshua's heavyweight rival will top the bill at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, making the seventh defence of the coveted WBC title he won back in January 2015. Ortiz is risky and talented enough to not only threaten Wilder's hope of making a monster purse against Joshua, but a victory over him could silence the many critics who point to the lack of quality opposition on Wilder's resume.
Wilder returns to Barclays Center after recently scoring a sensational first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne on November 4th, past year and previously delivering a highlight reel knockout of Artur Szpilka in January 2016.
Neymar's PSG move a backwards step, says Ronaldo
Manchester United are eyeing a sensational move to sign Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar , according to reports in France. PSG were 2-0 winners on the night with Adrien Rabiot adding to Neymar's goal towards the end of the game.
Wilder, whose right hand might be the sport's most unsafe weapon, has made six defenses of the title he won by outpointing Stiverne in 2015.
Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians picks Falcons-Steelers Super Bowl
He picked the Atlanta Falcons, the reigning NFC champs who lost last year's Super Bowl after having a 28-3 lead. Since that time, the once high-functioning Philadelphia offense has slowed to the rate of a leaking faucet.