Deontay Wilder retained his WBC Heavyweight World Title following a seventh round knockout victory over Luis Ortiz in a rematch of their 2018 showdown on November 23, 2019, live on FOX Pay-Per-View.
Their first fight was everything we wanted. Listen to Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz break down every round in detail as we approach Wilder vs Ortiz 2.
Round 7 was a crucial turning point in the first fight between WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder and Luis "King Kong" Ortiz. It was the first time in Wilder's professional career that any opponent had ever come close to dethroning him. In this video, Wilder explains how he was able to survive the 7th round against Ortiz.
Luis "King Kong" Ortiz returned to the ring with a bang, KOing Daniel Martz in the 2nd round.
#FighterOfTheWeek: Cuban contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz returns to the ring next Saturday Nov. 23 at @mgmgrand in Las Vegas in a highly-anticipated WBC heavyweight title rematch vs @bronzebomber on @pbconfox PPV. #WilderOrtiz2
On the way to Wilder vs Ortiz 2 there were many opponents for Luis Ortiz, and like Bryant Jennings, all of them were no match for the Cuban King Kong.
Like many men, everything we do is for our family. Ortiz is no different, but his sacrifice is arguably greater then most. And what is on the line cannot be measured or compared. For Ortiz, everything he does is for his family, and more specifically, for the life of his daughter.
Undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder retained his WBC title in his seventh defense with a tenth round knockout over unbeaten challenger Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz in a thrilling back-and-forth SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING March 3, 2018.