Wilder “Blessed” A “Dangerous” Ortiz With Rematch
On Tuesday, Luis Ortiz and Deontay Wilder touched down inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas four days away from their rematch for the WBC world heavyweight championship.
“We’re all here to see what’s going to happen on Saturday night,” said Wilder of his rematch with Ortiz.
“Even though I knocked Ortiz out the first time, it was an amazing fight. That was the fight that I was challenged the most during. I understand why none of the other heavyweights want to fight Ortiz.”
“He’s very dangerous and I blessed him with a second chance,” continued Wilder. “Fans always get their money’s worth when I’m on the big stage. Because people know what I’m able to do to another human being inside of that ring. I can’t wait for Saturday night.”
As for the man who will stand across from him for second time, Luis Ortiz, he wanted the best, so he got the best.
“Deontay Wilder is a throwback fighter like me, and we both want to fight the best,” said Ortiz. “I believe I’m the best and that’s why I’m getting this rematch. I’m focused on this fight and this fight only and doing everything to have my hand raised Saturday night.
“My life has changed tremendously and for the better since I came to the United States from Cuba,” said Ortiz.
“Being in the U.S. has allowed me to focus on my two dreams, finding a cure for my daughter’s disease and becoming heavyweight champion of the world. That’s always been my mission.”