Last Saturday night, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, WBC heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder victoriously defended his title for the seventh time against Cuban Luis Ortiz. A long waited clash, postponed because Ortiz was blocked some months ago due to doping substance usage.
The match: the power of Wilder and the higher technical level of Ortiz created an equilibrate fight. In fourth round, Cuban was knocked down, but he could raise up e retake credibility, giving an hard time to the champion in the seventh, thanks to a good right hook and great class. The cards, by the way, set the American from Tuscalosa in little advantage in tenth round, but everything ended like habitual. Ortiz could not effort the Wilder’s punches, extremely violent, and went down twice. A tremendous uppercut convinced referee to close the show.
Wilder’s style proved to be rough once again, but the record, 40-0 (39 KO) talks by itself. The WBC Champion called a clash against Antony Joshua, to establish who is the best heavyweight around. But before an hypothetical dream match, the Englishman will have to face Joseph Parker from New Zealand, on 31th March in Cardiff, in a match that will assign 4 belts.