WBO, WBA”Super” and IBF world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. (33-1) gave his prediction for the upcoming WBC heavyweight championship fight between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz.
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz
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“The Bronze Bomber” and “King Kong” are squaring off for a second time this Saturday night in Las Vegas. The first bout between the pair was back in March of 2018 when the American defeated Ortiz via TKO in the 10th round.
Just like the first time, Wilder is considered as the heavy favorite to retain his WBC belt and if he succeeds, his next title defense will be against Tyson Fury in February 2020. Allegedly.
Ruiz Jr. is just two and a half weeks away from the biggest fight in his pro career. The Mexican-American will be participating in a rematch of his own against former unified heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua. Ruiz needs to bring his “A” game to Saudi Arabia on December 7 in order to defend his belts.
Here’s what “El Destroyer” had to say about Wilder-Ortiz 2.
“I think Wilder’s going to win, he’s a big friend of mine,” Ruiz Jr told Premier Boxing. “I think he’s a younger and stronger fighter right now and I think he’s going to win – that’s my prediction.
“I watched the first fight between Wilder and Ortiz and I think Ortiz got him a good shot but I think being a bit older kind of got to him. His legs got a little wobbly, he got a little tired.
“Everybody’s got a plan until they get hit, and once you get by Wilder, you’ve got to have good movement and you’ve got to pressure him.
“Like I said I think Wilder’s the younger and stronger fighter and I’m going to give the victory to Wilder. Good luck to Wilder and Ortiz.”