Breaking down Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz in Numbers
Embrace yourself with the most anticipated boxing match, this weekend. The WBC Heavyweight title is hanging in the balance, on one side we have the Champion Deontay Wilder (39-0; 38 KOs), who is defending against Luis Ortiz (28-0; 24 KOs). The Fight is on Saturday, March 3 live on Showtime at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m.
How Do These Two Stack Up?
Wilder: Age: 32 years old Height: 6’7” reach: 83″ style: orthodox stance
Ortiz: Age: 38 years old Height: 6’4″ reach: 84″ style southpaw stance
How Did These Two Get Here?
Wilder became the champ after beating Stiverne in 2015. Before that, he was considered one of the brutal boxer in the industry. He is known for his KO record over the competition. He has defended his title six times and knocked out every challenger in the way.
He has taken the spot of best boxer in America but he will have to trump Anthony Joshua to get to the top. You can say he had bad luck, as his matches were canceled with both Ortiz and Povetkin due to failed drug tests.
Luis “King Kong” Ortiz is 38 years old, an underdog who gained momentum in the past few years. Like his opponent, he is a hardcore puncher with a high knockout ratio. In 2017 he was dealing with a failed drug test. Since then he is 1-0 as he won his return match in December.
The Face Off:
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What Can We Expect?
This is the best fight we can expect in the Heavyweight division, but it’s the not best of the best because it doesn’t involve Joshua and Fury.
Both, Wilder and Ortiz, are brutal fighters and can decimate anyone in front of them. Both can throw hard punches at each other which makes this upcoming match a thriller. They can play defensive too in which the best tactician will win.
Choosing a fighter at this stage is impossible, but the fact is Wilder has a weaker defense system as compared to Ortiz.
Wilder is still the fan favorite, but I would love to see an upset…