Is Deontay Wilder overlooking Luis Ortiz in having a date set next February, for his rematch with Tyson Fury?

This Saturday, the eagerly anticipated rematch between heavyweight giants Deontay Wilder & Luis Ortiz takes place from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on Fox PPV and Sky Sports.

Credit must be given to Wilder, this is a another huge risk for the WBC champion when considering the Cuban caused Wilder the most trouble in his career to date, after being saved by the bell in round 7 of the first fight. (Fight highlights below).

“The 7th round allowed me to show what I am made of. I was proud of myself to be able to handle those conditions, he threw everything at me, I had the flu and he couldn’t get me out!” Wilder told Fight Hype.

Wilders has the youth, the height, the reach, the one punch knock-out power and many are expecting Wilder to produce a devastating performance and stop Ortiz quicker this time round.

However, Luis Ortiz is expected to arrive in the best shape of his life, having changed his training camp regime and moving away from his family in Miami to train and stay focused on his goal to become heavyweight champion.

“I know for a fact I won’t gas out on the night of the fight… Wilder knows and if he’s not prepared or taking me seriously, he’s in big trouble!” Ortiz told Fight Hub TV.

It may simply come down to who leant more from the first fight and who can apply the necessary adjustments to gain the advantage on the night. With Wilder having one eye on the Tyson Fury rematch and it being Ortiz’s last chance saloon, we could have a heavyweight upset on our hands.

Boxing Guru prediction – Ortiz KO, mid-rounds

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Tale of the Tape:

Take a look at the highlights of the first fight…

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Date – 23rd November 2019
Broadcaster – Fox PPV & Sky Sports
Venue – MGM Grand, Las Vegas

 

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