Wilder: They Won’t Fight This ‘Old Man,’ But I Will”
Many critics are wondering why WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is having a rematch with Luis Ortiz, especially since Wilder knocked Ortiz out in their first fight in 2018.
On top of that, the Cuban world title challenger’s age has come into question numerous times, with some doubting if his listed age of 40 is accurate.
None of that matters to Wilder, who openly wonders if Ortiz is so “old,” why have other top ten heavyweights ducked him for so long?
him again, when these guys, especially [in] the top 10, they’ll say he old, but they won’t get in there and fight this old man,” Wilder said during a press conference Saturday announcing their November 23rd fight inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“You’ll have many guys that had opportunities to have a chance at me, to be mandatories. All they had to do was face Luis Ortiz. But their excuse was he’s old. And in my eyes, I’m like, ‘S**t, he in the sport. We signed up for it, so beat his old ass then.’ But they never give him the opportunity because they know what the real is.”
“For me, I’m the best in the world,” Wilder said ahead of his return to pay-per-view. “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I’m the best in the world and I believe in that. I’ve proved so many people wrong, and I still have to do it, still. And I’ll probably have to do it for the rest of my life, but that’s OK. They give me the adrenaline, they give me the motivation, they give me the will to prove people wrong.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene