Deontay Wilder KO’s Luis Ortiz in seventh round to retain heavyweight boxing title

Wilder KO’s Ortiz in 7th round/

Wilder knocks out Ortiz in 7 rounds. 

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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.

“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.

Who’s your pick?

Wilder or Fury?

Share your thoughts.


  1. Fight fans absolutely applaud the Wilder win but, aren’t we just tired of all these mismatch fights? We the fight fans want to see Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Andy Ruiz, Efe Ajagba and Jarrell Miller fight each other to see who is the real undisputed heavyweight champion. I can’t believe no boxing promoter is pushing for this!!!

  2. Girth Brooks304

    No one gives a shit Deontay knocked out an old man. Really?

  3. Wilder sucks!!!! No defense, no skills. It took this momo 7 rounds to knock out a 40 yo fat flabby nothing with no defense himself. Fat flabby Tyson Fury has no defense either. Wilder would not last 2 rounds with Iron Mike let alone Ali, Forman, Frazier. Pulezz.

  4. Wilder is a total monster!! Not the best boxer, but his power is unbelievable. He can throw strong bombs late in a fight; and even has up off the mat KO power as well. The most exciting fighter in the big boy division.

  5. WILDER is not a great boxer. A power puncher at best.

  6. Wilder got hit hard, but he showed the “HEART” of a “CHAMPION”

  7. Afro Pharaoh's Medjays

    Yeah These Rematches are waste of Time Seriously

  8. Ronald Finkley

    WBC BELT is the best belt

  9. ‘Bronze Bomber’ to hit again✊🏾. Who’s next ?

  10. jCentricity JC

    Fight fixed. Wilder was saying prefight he was giving Ortiz opportunity to “bless” him basically Wilder was giving Ortiz a Payday because Ortiz has daughter with disabilities like his daughter. Wilder did absolutely NOTHING for 6 rounds just to make it look like a fight. No way powers that be will let Wilder lose before big fight to unify belts

  11. Nicky Krystals

    Heavyweights haven’t had an exciting champion since Tyson.

  12. One punch, round 7? 😂😂😂😂😂 And your teachers told you math would be important when you got older, but you were like nah, I got this 😂😂

  13. Knockout was simple..Wilder was throwing out a soft jab to see how Ortiz reacted..Ortiz kept moving his head to his right without his guard up..Straight right was the perfect over..Ortiz though can take Joshua easily but Joshua is a DUCK that got caught

  14. I remember back when Prime BOXERS didn’t get any credit for knocking out old Fighters in their 40’s past their Prime . Now today people go crazy over prime Boxers knocking out 40 year old washed up fighters , lol

  15. Wilders one of those guys that throws the boxing script out the window. Looks terrible for 6 rounds then BAM good night

  16. Christoph Maxim

    Please correct me if I’m wrong: this is proof in the pudding that Fury will beat Wilder… Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Wilder fan. However, when it comes to boxing he’s a brawler. Ortiz out punched/boxed wilder. But wasn’t good enough not to get hit with a real punch. If he were, it would’ve went to the cards and he would’ve won had it kept going in the same direction. The issue for a while there is, Fury won’t make the same mistake and get hit with a real punch. Hell, he made that mistake once and survived. He’s a significantly better boxer, but not a brother. He will stick and move, and win by the score card.

    I’m open to a logical debate.

  17. Stephen RunsHisMouth

    Although wilder is still “undefeated,” he has only ever been whipped by one man. It’s the same man that he’ll get whipped by(again)in February, Mr. Fury

  18. I fell asleep early last nite so i missed the fight 🤒🤢🤮 super sick! But wtf did i say!?! I kept saying my boul was gunna beat em again its nothing he can do ppl need to just face it he’s the mike tyson of our generation!!!!
    #TeamWILDER #G.O.A.T.SHIT 🐐💯🥊🏆🥇🏅💪🏻🤟🏻👊🏻

  19. Bronze bomber: Bam goodnight👊🏾💣💥💥.

    Ortiz: 💫😴💤💤💤💤💤💤💤

  20. Wilder Ring IQ is off the charts and even “experts” don’t pick up on it!!!!
    Wilder throws two slap jabs to the RIGHT of Ortiz head to bring him in that direction, then he throws a slap jab to the center of Ortiz face, just enough to touch Ortiz’s nose, now he knows he’s in distance… the fourth jab(which Ortiz said he thought was a slap jab as well) made Ortiz relax for a second thinking he going to just slap it away but the “jab” never got there and never touched him……so he lets his guard down for a second thinking it’s a “slap” jab but it was thrown out their to blind Ortiz and the second Wilder pulls back the fake slap jab the right hand is already on the way😳…..bam Goodnight! 😴
    I see you Wilder if no one else does!!!

    Two slap jabs for positioning, one slap jab for distance, a fake one to distract and all that for a false sense of security….. then you on the floor like what happened?!?!?!

  21. Jeffrey Harris

    The Referee count was to fast. he helped wilder when the fight.

  22. Tyson would eat this dudes children

  23. Wilder missed several times with the right …ortiz made a mistake in the 7th round and boom lights out

  24. Wilder is crazy humble #RESPECT

  25. Wilder is the face and King of boxing also most dangerous puncher in the history of boxing🙅🏿‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️💯

  26. Juan Villarreal

    I was rooting for King Kong Ortiz but Deontay Wilder is a beast with a killer right hand. It only takes one punch in the heavy weight division. Much respect for both humble warriors!

  27. I’m sorry deontay, u have fought a 40 ur old twice definitely not champion caliber, I will give u credit about ur power it does not matter who you r if you connect plush , more then likely ur out r hurt, but other then that you have not fought the caliber of fighters to rank urself to the real greats , back in the day everybody was dangerous, it’s nothen like that now, it’s not ur fault but that’s the way it is, heavyweights a weak division,, sorry my man but u r a devastating puncher

  28. i swear to god i could knock this flop wilder out, fight someone REAL you bum!!

  29. Silent Majority

    Tyson or Lennox Lewis would have Destroyed Deontay.

  30. Hotlegs Hoolihan

    Wilder finally impressed me. This was not a bum of the week opponent. He fought a real boxer and had to dig deep and frankly make a comeback to win. Ortiz was ahead in points in my opinion and was pounding him with hard ass punches. Wilder basically had to make a play and knock him out or he loses this fight. He handled it

  31. This fight makes you really appreciate Mike in his prime. Incredible boxing skill for a heavy weight and power unmatched by anyone. Take any heavy weight in their prime and they won’t last two rounds with Mike!

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