Deontay Wilder: “They’ll say he’s old but they won’t get in there and fight this old man!”
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 40KOs) and top contender Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26KOs) officially announced their long expected rematch!
Back on March 3, 2018 these two men put on a tantalizing fight. The back and forth action had fans on the edge of their seats. Wilder scored three total knockdowns in the fight but had to overcome a frightening seventh round that nearly saw him lose his title by knockout. Many fans believed the round was so one-sided that the referee should have stopped the fight!
However, he would rally with two knockdowns in the tenth round to score a knockout victory to retain his WBC heavyweight title.
Now over a year later these two will once again lock horns on November 23 in Las Vegas on FOX Pay Per View!
Wilder addressed critics who point at the age of Ortiz (40) by seemingly taking shots at fellow heavyweight champions and contenders not willing to step in the ring with the dangerous southpaw from Cuba.
“To be able to have that honor and fight him again especially when these guys in the top 10 won’t. They’ll say he’s old but they won’t get in there and fight this old man.
“How many guys have had a chance at me; to be mandatories, but all they had to do was face Luis Ortiz? But the excuse is he’s old! We in the sport! We signed up for it so beat his old ass then.
“But they never give him the opportunity because they know what the real is.”
Ortiz has indeed been a guy that’s been avoided like the plague at times in his career. However, he has the chance to change that with this second opportunity at becoming champion and righting the wrongs of his first fight with Wilder.
Buckle up everyone, because on November 23 these men will yet again put it all on the line!
By: Jerrell Fletcher