The first bout ended up being a war! Will the rematch live up to the hype?
Say one thing for Deontay Wilder, say he has dynamite in his hands. The WBC heavyweight boxing champion has dispatched 41 of his 42 opponents, 40 those by vicious knockout to solidify himself as one of the most feared punchers in boxing today.
This Saturday will see Deontay Wilder once again attempt to defend his heavyweight crown against a familiar face to the champion. Luis Ortiz has shared the ring with Deontay Wilder on a previous occasion, one in which the challenger finished in the tenth round. But while Wilder notched another knockout onto his impressive record, Ortiz gave him everything he could handle.
Both Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz threw everything they had to dispatch each other in the first bout. In fact, Ortiz had the champion on the ropes on a number of occasions in the first bout, demonstrating his superb boxing skills born, bred, and cultivated in his native Cuba. But despite that fact, Wilder was the one to get his hand raised back in March 2018.
Now these two dangerous heavyweights are set to lock horns once again. For Wilder it’s just another step closer towards his inevitable rematch against Tyson Fury. For Ortiz it’s a chance at redemption and staking his claim to boxing greatness.
How will can each man get the job done? Take a listen to the podcast below for some in-depth analysis.
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