Despite winning the majority of his rematch against Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz met the same fate he did in 2018, knocked out in their WBC world heavyweight title fight.
“It’s exactly what I said would happen, him or me,” Ortiz said through his trainer during the post fight press conference. “I feel good, I gave it my all, boxing is like that.”
“The game plan was to back him up, get behind some combinations and try to set him up for the shot, not just try to hit the home run,” Ortiz explained of his strategy before getting dropped.
“I’m not sure if he was or wasn’t [hurt], I was just working, working, working, and trying to get the job done. Everyone saw it.”
“Everyone saw it, I was physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared,” Ortiz said of how he felt during the fight.
“My only gripe is that the referee should’ve given me an opportunity…the referee probably could’ve let it go on, it was eight seconds left, seven seconds left — see what happens, recover in the corner, give me the benefit of the doubt. I’m disappointed that didn’t happen.”
Despite his second world title shot loss, Ortiz refuses to be put on the bench or walk away from the sport.
“Retirement? No. I’m going to take out my frustration on a few other heavyweights so you’ll see exactly how I feel.”