Wilder knocks out Ortiz in 7 rounds.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
LAS VEGAS — Prior to the opening bell, Deontay Wilder warned viewers to eschew micturating or leaving their seats because Saturday night’s rematch with Luis “King Kong” Ortiz could culminate at any moment. It took seven rounds, but the Bronze Bomber delivered on his promise. In front of a raucous crowd of 10,000 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) crushed Ortiz with a catastrophic right hand in the 7th to retain his WBC heavyweight boxing title for the tenth time — eclipsing the accomplishments of “Iron” Mike Tyson and “Smokin” Joe Frazier. But it wasn’t easy. The 40-year-old Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs) was ahead 59-55, 59-55 and 58-56 when he hit the canvas.
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“With Ortiz, you can see why no other heavyweight wants to fight him,” said a relieved Wilder, 34, in his post-fight press conference. “He’s very crafty. He moves strategically, and his intellect is very high. I had to measure him in certain places. I had to go in and out, and finally, I found my measurement.”
Next up for Wilder is a pay-per-view rematch with Tyson Fury.
The fight is scheduled for February 22nd at MGM Grand.
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