Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz Fight Preview
Welcome to our Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz Fight Preview.
At the Barclays Center in New York, Deontay Wilder will face up against fellow heavyweight Luis Ortiz on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The two are looking to secure for themselves the WBC World Heavyweight title.
Both Deontay and Ortiz are coming into the bout undefeated. Deontay has won all 39 of his previous matches. Of those 38 were knockouts. His last fight was against Bermaine Stivererne in November last year where he quickly KOd his opponent in the first round.
Wilder will be defending his WBC world heavyweight title for the 7th time against Luis Ortiz. The 32-year-old is 6’7” has an 83-inch reach” and has held the title since 2015. He is one of the scariest boxers there is regarding his record alone.
Deontay is a highly athletic boxer with a lot of punching power and strength. With his well-known right hand, he has time and again stopped his opponents in their tracks, and this is precisely what he hopes to do when he faces up against Luis Ortiz. However, he does not move around much in the ring, and his fighting style is based on raw power.
Luis Ortiz is well deserving of respect. He will enter the fight with his current record of 28 previous matches, all of which he has won. Of those 24 were knockouts. His last win was back in December of 2017 against Daniel Martz. This was the only fight he was involved in during that year and managed to knockout Daniel Martz in the second round.
Ortiz stands 6’4” and is going to turn 39 years old this year. His reach is 84 inches, and those hands carry tremendous punching power. For a guy who weights 109 kilos, he moves surprisingly well. This combination of excellent footwork and strong punches is what we can expect Ortiz to use against his rival Deontay Wilder at the Barclays Center in New York.
Let’s not forget that Luis Ortiz is very good at taking punches having never been knocked out before. There is a reason he is referred to as “King Kong”. There are not many fighters in the heavyweight division that can provide as much punching power as Ortiz. One wrong move from an opponent and a single well-placed punch is all that it would take for Ortiz to win.
However, there is a bit of concern about Ortiz’s age in the boxing scene. Many wonder whether he is slowing down and if he can stand up to the consistent attacks from his younger opponent Wilder. He may be older, but as we saw from his match in December, he is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with.
Wilder better watch himself as a single power punch from Ortiz is enough to make him reconsider where he stands. At the end of it all, wilder is more athletic and has won more fights in his boxing career. Perhaps it is Ortiz who needs to approach with caution. Without a doubt, Wilder isn’t anyone to take lightly. We will get the answers when it all goes down at the Barclays Center on March 3rd.