Fury: Wilder Will KO “147 Year Old” Ortiz Quicker
With Tyson Fury handling his business on Saturday night against Tom Schwarz, the lineal heavyweight champion now waits to see if Deontay Wilder holds up his.
The two fighters have an agreement in place for a 2020 rematch of their 2018 showdown at Staples Center, but Wilder must first defend his WBC world heavyweight title in another rematch against Luis Ortiz.
“No, it doesn’t concern me,” Fury said.
“You know, Luis Ortiz, like I said before, is 147 years old. So, Wilder should knock him out quicker than he did last time. I believe Wilder will get him out of there in a couple of rounds. Catch him early and he’s gone. He’s got no legs underneath the guy. Like I said, he’s 147 years old.”
“It was a clash of styles before, first time [Wilder] probably fought a southpaw who was experienced,” Fury said of how his rival will fair in a rematch with Ortiz. “So, I think he’ll get him out of there quite quick. I’m not concerned. But even if the worst does happen – Wilder gets chinned in a round – then whenever a door closes, another one opens. So, what’s meant to be will be.
“We can’t alter what’s gonna happen in the future. We have no control over it. So, I only can control myself and do what I’ve gotta do, my end of the deal. And I look to do that October the 5th or September 21st, whichever one we go on. And I can only do what I can do, as a fighter, to prevent it happening to me.”
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