Deontay Wilder wiped Luis Ortiz with a monstrous right hand on Saturday night out at vegas, sending a message through the heavyweight division.
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Wilder had dropped every round however, out of nowhere in the seventh, he hammered Ortiz with one shot that finished their rematch in a flash to keep his WBC belt.
His latest volatile knockout comes two weeks before Anthony Joshua intends to regain both the WBA, IBF and WBO titles out of Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7, now live on Sky Sports Box Office.
As focus turns into Ruiz Jr vs Joshua wilder, now undefeated and next plans, with 10 name defences to fight with Tyson Fury at February but has retained hopes alive of an undercover title fight in 2020.
But for half Wilders rematch with Ortiz his unbeaten record along with his belt dangled. Before finding a barbarous finish, he was being.
40, ortiz, came near claiming the WBC title of Wilder this past year in their first fight until succumbing from the around when the winner severely hurt but he threatened by gradually accumulating the rounds over the judges scorecards.
Wilder was not able to find any rhythm in the first rounds. Ortizs motion was more educated and more, wary of the left hand of the challenger, Wilder became hesitant to throw his punches. He also even dropped and Ortiz didnt.
Wilder, from the fifth, was a worried expression on his head. The round finished with Ortiz landing his right hand then his left.
However, Ortiz fell backwards and was unable to beat the referees count when Wilder landed his very first punch of the fight from the seventh round.
Ortizs only two defeats in 35 struggles have come from Wilder.
Earlier this year a barbarous first-round knockout by Wilder from Dominic Breazeale was quickly followed by Joshua losing to Ruiz Jr.. Joshua now finds himself following an astonishing Wilder stoppage.
Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua is on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office – that the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight championships are on the line.
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