Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz Tale Of The Tape
Deontay Wilder meets his biggest test in Luis Ortiz on March 3rd at the Barclays in Brooklyn, with a combined undefeated record of 67-0 (62 KOs) they both look to silence the haters who doubt their skills due to their lack in high caliber resume.
Wilder has been calling out champions & contenders alike but to no avail, struggling to land a big legacy fight Wilder has been forced to take a fight against Luis Ortiz who recently tested positive for a banned substance which led to the cancellation of their previous November bout. Ortiz claimed it was high blood pressure medication & was later re-instated by the WBC rankings which led to this fight being made again. Most fans believe neither fighter has truly fought anyone of high caliber so this fight should answer a lot of questions about the heavyweight division.
Ortiz has an incredible 343 wins and only 19 losses in the amateurs & faces off with an Olympic bronze medalist in Deontay Wilder 30-5, although professional boxing matches are far different from the amateurs it shows both fighters are extremely talented boxers. Ortiz claims to be 38 but could very well be much older after defecting from Cuba to become a professional in the United States shortly before turning 31.
If Wilder wins in dramatic fashion it will send a serious message to Anthony Joshua. "You Can Run But You Cant Hide" he said in a recent interview when I asked if he had a message for Joshua, if Ortiz wins it will place him among the elite & he will become WBC Heavyweight Champion of the world. With everything to lose for both fighters, this match up looks to be a highly entertaining fight.