On Saturday at MGM in Las Vegas: Wilder vs. Ortiz II





It's Fightweek!  In the night from Saturday to Sunday are in Las Vegas WBC world champion Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz in the rematch opposite.


The night from Saturday to Sunday is finally here.  In a highly explosive heavyweight rematch, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Cuban Luis Ortiz meet again.  On 3 March 2018, both faced each other for the first time.  At the time, Wilder won by TKO in Round 10, having grounded Ortiz in both the fifth and twice in the tenth round.

As Wilder betrayed, he fought before the first world title fight with Ortiz with an infection that also handicapped him significantly in the fight.  For the rematch he announced now an even more impressive ending!

"I see that I can beat Ortiz even more spectacularly.  The first time we fought, I had a bad flu.  I could have blown off the fight, but I want to be able to do things that other fighters should or should not do, "said the heavyweight champion in the WBC version.

But that also Ortiz this time will be better prepared and better attuned to the fight, Wilder also knows.  It's clear that he has to go for it.

"I do not think I beat enough jabs in the first fight.  The positioning of my feet was not as good as it could be.  The movement we have is very cumbersome when boxing as an orthodox fighter against a southpaw.  I am looking forward to making another great fight out of it.  [...] I intend to stress Ortiz.  I've never been good with predictions.  My energy for this fight makes me say everyone, be careful in this first round.  I'm the kind of fighter where you can not blink.  You are always on the edge of the abyss and never know what will happen. "

The Cuban southpaw has, according to his own statements, adjusted some points in his training and also changed quite a bit in terms of nutrition.  No chance he sees against Wilder:

 "As I said before, Wilder is the best heavyweight in this decade.  Until someone hits him, he remains the best boxer.  We have another strategy that I believe will make the difference in this rematch.  I have plans to end this fight before the last gong, but if we have to go the distance, I am well prepared to take it on. "

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