With a better fighting experience and standing in the boxing world, Wilder is a favorite of many in their fight with many expecting him to win by knockout between the 7 and 9th round. Ortiz’s, however, as a higher profile fighter before him having taken on Joshua who felled him in the 7th round which makes him quite a challenger for the American champion that might see the fight progress to the 10th round or even beyond.
Luis Ortiz, who has had an impressive string of knockouts since he started fighting, last fought against Carlos Negron knocking him out in the ninth round. In the previous fight, he was seen to use his size against his opponents and seeing that he is larger than Wilder, he might seek to do the same and gain an advantage against the champion with his thunderous jabs and right-hand attacks. If he manages to push past the tenth round, he might get an edge over Wilder as Wilder has been seen to burn out past the 11th round and has reduced fighting power in that round.
To get as far as the tenth round or beyond though, Ortiz might have to shift his fighting style which is mostly defensive attack compared to the Bombers offensive and agile strikes and punches. Wilder is a fighter that is persistent and strong in his attacks that are not a bit merciful towards his opponents seen in his handling of former fighters. With a previous opponent like Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, Wilder has an impressive history of a fighter with Ortiz being one of the most feared and avoided fighter in the division who Wilder managed to slow down and defeat despite the beating, he is a man that is as entertaining as powerful in his fighting.
After the fight, that left many people impressed, Wilder’s manager was quoted saying, “His punching power is ungodly. It gives him the leeway to blunders that other boxers can’t easily get away with.” this makes him quite an unpredictable opponent. He is seen as a fighter that lured and wore down Ortiz in the first four rounds but ripped apart Stiverne in just one round. His patience and cunning as a fighter are to be guarded against.
The fight is also meant to show the boxing world whether Wilder has enough cojones in him to face Anthony Joshua as well as a rematch against Tyson Fury, which are the two fights the public seems to want the most.
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With Wilder promising us a “massacre” on 18th, we can do nothing save rub our hands and wait for one of the biggest fights in the world that will undoubtedly be a game changer for both fighters. The match is also going to be one of the most entertaining fights we will see for a while now.