Wilder Looking For Dramatic End To Ruiz Rivalry

On November 23rd, Deontay Wilder knows what he needs to revise to ensure he finishes Luis Ortiz more emphatically than he did in their 2018 fight.

“I didn’t throw enough jabs at him. I wish my feet where in better position as well,” Wilder admitted during an open workout on Tuesday. “Just the little minor things. I thought I did very well under the condition of the fight and I’m looking forward to a tremendous fight this time as well.

“With Ortiz he’s a very smart fighter. He’s a counter puncher, he’s great at what he does. I can understand why I’m the only person in the Top 10, the Top 5 really, to give him the opportunity.”

“I’m looking to beat him in even more dramatic fashion,” Wilder said of the Cuban southpaw. “When I fought Ortiz the first time, I had a terrible flu to the point where, even when I was walking down the tunnels, I was spitting up mucus. The proper protocol is to call the fight off, give your body time to heal, then give your fight camp up and then announce a new date for the fight.

“But you know, I’m always hardheaded. I’m the type of fighter who likes to be a myth buster in boxing. You can’t do this, you can’t do that. I like to prove people wrong. A lot of times we say things a boxer shouldn’t do, and I (have done) it. One day I’m gonna write a book and tell you all the things I have done in my career.”

Initial Report: Boxing Scene


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