One of the biggest fights of the year is happening this weekend and it’s flying so far under the radar that you might not know about it unless you’re a die-hard boxing fan.
Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (41-0-1) is set to put his WBC heavyweight title on the line in a much-anticipated rematch against Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-1-0) on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first fight between this tandem back in 2018 – which Wilder won by TKO in the 10th round – far exceeded expectations and told us a lot about both fighters.
Wilder is probably the hardest hitting boxer in heavyweight history and he’d been running through everyone in less than two rounds. However, his first bout against Ortiz was by far his toughest test. Ortiz appeared to have hurt Wilder early on in the fight and Wilder had to battle through adversity before he ultimately prevailed and gave Ortiz his only loss of his career.
One of the biggest problems about boxing is that we rarely get to see the top fighters fight each other because of different promotions and politics. So seeing these two Goliath’s go at it again is going to be awesome.
This time around Wilder said he plans to “bless” Ortiz in more than one way.
First, Wilder said he took the rematch because Ortiz is one of the best in the division and wants Ortiz to earn money for his daughter that was born with a disability. This was extremely important for Wilder because his daughter was also born with a disability and he knows the challenges that come with that.
However, Wilder noted that Ortiz will have to earn this blessing and plans to knock him out just like the first go around.
And I believe Wilder will knock him out.
Wilder has fought twice since his bought with Ortiz and looked extremely impressive. He fought a twelve round draw with Tyson Fury and then sent shock waves around the world with a devastating first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale.
If you need a reminder:
The knockout felt around the world. 🤯
Deontay @BronzeBomber Wilder breaks down his viral KO of Dominic Breazeale to retain the WBC heavyweight belt.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) November 21, 2019
Wilder is simply too good and too powerful for Ortiz and I believe the result will be the same as the first fight. Wilder by knockout.