It was in the seventh round, where Ortiz would go on the offensive - and very almost stun the boxing world. No, maybe he has four good rounds in him. Wilder has long arms and an incautious, windmilling style, which could make him vulnerable.
Wilder's last defense was a joke.
Andre Dirrell (26-2, 16 KOs) and Jose Uzcategui (26-2, 22 KOs) first battled on May of 2017, the fight was a very dirty with a lot of rough house tactics, it ended in controversy with Uzcategui getting DQ'd for an illegal blow hitting Dirrell after the bell.
I want Ortiz to win and shock the world, because I always favour skill over power, but I can't ignore Wilder's ability to just destroy everything in his path, especially after his chilling triumph in his last fight.
It was a great fight and I performed well. Wladimir, you know, he had been beat many a times. I am 39-0 and it would be easy to pass. Ortiz returned, kept winning, and agreed a year ago to face Wilder.
Ringtv.com reported that Ortiz and his team contended that he was taking medications to treat high blood pressure. "You can't say one is more than the other, because one had a more solid career than the other one". "This is my opportunity". After all, both are linked to Al Haymon, the powerful boxing entrepreneur behind a series called Premier Boxing Champions; this gives them extra incentive to work together. I thought I was going to get a rhythm earlier. This is big for all of Cuban boxing and I will make my country proud. "I showed everyone I can take a punch".
It would be a huge upset if Ortiz does so.
Realistically, Wilder probably won't be able to fully earn that respect until he takes on Anthony Joshua in the heavyweight superfight that so many are hoping to see.
The bigger picture is Anthony Joshua's fight against Joseph Parker to unify their WBA "super", IBF and WBO gold straps on March 31. He laid into Wilder with a flurry of combinations, the undefeated champion somehow just about staying on his feet. I'm the best in the world. But then things got woolly and before it was over it took on the coloration of the Joshua-Klitschko rumble, the 2017 Fight of the Year.
"I'll go anywhere in the world for the (Joshua) fight".
Two back to back losses could affect confidence levels for any fighter but Brook is a consummate professional and wants nothing but greatness, so this statistic will go in his favour because he will be resolute for a win.
The show in Brooklyn lost a bit of its luster when Jermall Charlo's WBC middleweight title matchup with Hugo Centeno Jr. was pushed back to April after Centeno hurt his ribs.
"I see a third-round knockout".
Fair play to Luis Ortiz for keeping his composure. "'I will get the respective sales profit-loss this week to you for discussion, ' meaning what we would make in the United Kingdom and what we'd make in Vegas". So come Saturday night, y'all in for a treat, baby. I'm the realest, you know? He was throwing combos that knocked me off balance. I plan on continuing my knockout streak.