Wilder knocks out Ortiz with one punch in seventh-round in Vegas
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
It was believed that Deontay Wilder was behind in the scoring on Saturday night’s card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada against Luis Ortiz. However, with just one punch, “The Bronze Bomber” ended the bout.
Wilder with a seventh-round knockout against “King Kong” in the main event of the Premiere Boxing Championship pay-per-view. This was considered his most dangerous challenger to date for his WBC belt.
Wilder knew immediately when he hit Ortiz that the bout was over. He fell to the ground and the fight was called off.
When Ortiz fell to the ground, he attempted to get up. However, as the count got closer to 10, the referee waved it off.
This is the second time that Wilder has defeated Ortiz. Now, the next expected opponent – or at least if you listen to the past media reports – is Tyson Fury.
Fury stepped away from boxing recently to make millions with the WWE in Saudi Arabia. He last fought in September when he defeated Otto Wallin by a unanimous decision win at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Wilder and Fury bought to a draw on December 1st, 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
With this win, Wilder has now improved to 42-0-1 in his career. The Tuscaloosa, Alabama native has a 95.35% knockout rate.
Both of Ortiz’s loss have come to Wilder. He is now 31-2 in his career.
This is Wilder’s second knockout since the draw with Fury. In May, Wilder knocked out Dominic Breazeale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In Wilder’s 43 career fights, only four of them have come in Las Vegas. This was just the second one at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
He also defeated Bermane Stiverne via a unanimous decision for the World Boxing Council World Heavyweight belt.
Wilder has also fought at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino against Alvaro Morales and at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino against Ty Cobb early on in his career in 2010.