Deontay Wilder KO's Luis Ortiz, Sends A Chilling Message To Anthony Joshua

  • Deontay Wilder KO's Luis Ortiz, Sends A Chilling Message To Anthony Joshua

Deontay Wilder KO's Luis Ortiz, Sends A Chilling Message To Anthony Joshua

Though rumored to be older, the Cuban-born Ortiz is listed at 38, six years older than Wilder. Luis Ortiz devious guy, he gave a great fight.

Wilder was dragged into deep waters but secured a hard-earned stoppage victory with some clubbing blows that are simply not taught in boxing gyms. "Anthony Joshua will barely even mention my name".

That's because Wilder is counting on having his chance to fight Joshua and the time might be right if a unification showdown for an undisputed crown is the prize awaiting the victor.

His first six title defenses came against Eric Molina, Johann Duhaupas, Artur Szpilka, Chris Arreola, Gerald Washington and Stiverne in a WBC-mandated rematch he won by first-round knockout.

Wilder claims promoter Eddie Hearn fears a Joshua loss to Wilder would end the stadium-filling slugger's big money spectacles. Deas said Ortiz is an athletic man. The crowd was restless and rightly so - Joshua would have feasted on Ortiz, broken the Cuban's heart with boxing sense and acquired science. Wladimir may be a bit stronger, but it's hands down, Luis Ortiz has much more boxing skills than he did.

It was a series of wild punches that dropped Ortiz twice in the 10th. The WBC cancelled the fight to investigate and eventually re-instated Ortiz and placed him back in its ranking.

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"How many times do I have to call him out? There are loads of different ways we can do the fight, but let's just get it made". Once he got up and the action resumed Wilder landed a flurry of combinations and knocked Ortiz down for the second time in the fight.

He was ranked at No. 3 with the WBC going into the fight, but did not feature in the other three world governing bodies' top 10. It was a quiet round but a round which Ortiz had the upper hand. Once Wilder started landing a succession of clubbing hooks in Round 10, victory was his. Wilder throws wild rights and doesn't mind telling you those wild punches are to entertain your ass.

But Luis Ortiz was not able to capitalise on his early success and struggled later on against his younger opponent.

Fields warned Wilder for shoving Ortiz to get out of a neutral corner late in the fourth.

Nonetheless, he regained the ascendancy at the turn of the fight, and in the seventh he had Wilder saying his prayers: a sustained barrage throughout the final minute of the verse saw the rangy Alabama native mercilessly marched around the ring like a man on stilts, Ortiz's clever timing catching him clean on countless occasions and rocking his head six ways to Sunday.

Briton Joshua is heavily favoured to take his record to 21-0 and a win over New Zealander would seemingly put him and Wilder on a collision course for one of the biggest heavyweight bouts of the century.