Deontay Wilder produced a devastating one-punch knockout of Luis Ortiz, despite being down on all 3 scorecards.

Ortiz started confidently, taking the centre of the ring much like in the first fight, catching Wilder with good combinations and counters. Wilder didn’t throw anything significant in the opening round and looked tentative, leaving Ortiz to comfortably take the 1st but sustaining a cut from a clash of heads.

Wilder utilised his jab better in the 2nd, but it was Ortiz again who landed the better combination work, catching the American with some solid backhands.

Ortiz continued to be the aggressor in the 3rd and 4th, moving well and holding a high left hand, preventing Wilder from letting loose with his devastating right – but was he just biding his time?

Both fighters were busier in the 5th, Ortiz working well to the body then moving upstairs whilst Wilder seemed more comfortable but still missing the target with the backhand.

The 6th lacked action and with Wilder well down on points, it was clear he needed to produce a knockout in the second half of the fight to turn things around.

Wilder started on the front foot in the seventh, pressing the action, forcing both men to throw combinations and Wilder finally having some success with the right hand. Ortiz caught Wilder with some sharp left hands to the body and head which had the WBC champ momentarily on the back foot. With just 6 seconds left on the clock, Ortiz dropped his left hand for a split second which opened the door for Wilder to produce one of his signature bombs!

“I want one champion, one face and one heavyweight champion… Right now we’re ready for Tyson Fury. Hopefully he’s ready for me, I know his trainer’s here so I hope he got some notes down. I’m ready to go at any given time and any given moment and February is looking like our time…”They have to be perfect for 12 rounds, I only have to be perfect for two seconds”

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