Wilder Claims He’s Taking Out The Trash On March 3rd
As the days get closer until he faces Luis Ortiz, Deontay Wilder continues to set his sights on not only breaking the undefeated streak of Ortiz, but on being the man to beat Anthony Joshua.
During an appearance on ESPN’s First Take, the WBC heavyweight champion claimed he is ready to prove he is one of the best fighters’ in the world, by “taking out the trash.”
“I actually can’t wait to get in the ring with this guy because Ortiz has been one of these fighters, with that Cuban background, and his schooling, 300 amateur fights, and a lot of guys have avoided him. Even champions have avoided him. So I’m doing the champions a favor right now by taking out the trash.”
Wilder claims that people have avoided facing the Cuban southpaw for most of his professional career, and that was a key reason he wanted the fight so badly.
“Ortiz has been avoided for a long time in his career,” Wilder said. “Like I said before, even champions have avoided him. And I took this opportunity to say, ‘You know what? I wanna pull this card… I always say I’m the king of the heavyweight division, and thus far I haven’t gotten my credit.
“So if this is the step I must take, if Ortiz is the man I must defeat and knock out to get my due respect and credit to the world, then I want him. I don’t care what he’s done in the past. I don’t care what he’s doing now. When we get up in that ring March the 3rd, it’s going down.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene