Deontay Wilder knocked out Luis Ortiz in very last seconds of 7th round of their rematch. “Bronze bomber” made 10th straight defence of his WBC heavyweight title Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Though Luis Ortiz was dictating the tempo, Wilder caught him with that pulverizing right hand.
The end came when Wilder touched Ortiz with a light left jab, before coming across with a vicious right hand to snap Ortiz’s head back, as the Cuban fighter fell in a heap and was subsequently counted out.
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Wilder frequently says “my opponent has to be perfect for 12 rounds, and I only have to be perfect for one second” and he proved that phrase right once again.
Following his thrilling victory, Wilder secured a February rematch against Tyson Fury. He also reinforced his desire to become undisputed champion.
“Next we have Tyson Fury, of course, the rematch next,” Wilder said in the ring following his latest highlight reel KO. “Then, after that I want one champion, one face, one name.”
Although Wilder delivered yet another scintillating KO, it didn’t come easy, as Ortiz was winning the fight up until that point, effectively staying up close to the champ’s chest and blasting him with left hands.