Deontay Wilder Vs Luis Ortiz : If AJ Isn’t Watching, Then He Is A Foolish Man
WBC Champion Deontay Wilder plans to make an easy work of Luis Ortiz in his seventh title defence on Saturday, as he views a potential clash with IBF, IBO, WBA Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, whom he expects to be watching him ring side.
Wilder told SkySports that he makes out time to watch the Brits fight and will expect him to do the same as their cight fight looms in the future.
“Of course he should be watching. If he isn’t watching this one, he’s a foolish man,” Wilder told SkySports.
“If he was fighting I would be watching and that’s how it should work. I am sure he will be watching, though, and paying close attention to me and what I do – and that’s a good thing.
“I want him to see. I want to make the biggest fight in boxing history and we have the opportunity to make one of the most amazing, historical heavyweight fights, definitely in our era but in a very, very long time in the history of boxing.
“The heavyweight division is exciting again and I am happy to see people talking about it, smiling about it, and being so excited about a division that was so dead for so long.”
CONCERNING THE RISK OF FACING LUIS ORTIZ
“I don’t know who’s the most dangerous out of those two,” said Wilder. “You can’t say one is more than the other, because one had a more solid career than the other one. Ortiz never had the opportunity to really prove himself against the best, just like me.
“I have never had the chance to prove myself among the best with the rest, because they all ducked me, they all chose to go in other directions.
“I tell you this though: Ortiz definitely had more fundamental skills than Wladimir Klitschko. Wladimir may be a bit stronger, but it’s hands down, Luis Ortiz has much more boxing skills than he did.”