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WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) and title challenger Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs, 2 NC) will be giving it another 12 rounds in the boxing ring after both gave their all in one of the most entertaining fight of 2018.
Wilder won their first meeting with 10th -round KO after struggling through a very tough seventh round, when Ortiz rocked and wobbled the champ till he got saved by the bell.
This time Ortiz envisions ending the fight within the distance and definitely in his in his favor as he believes, Wilder won’t survive through, if he is caught in such a situation as that of the first fight.
“Like I said before, and Deontay also said, this is not gonna go 12 rounds,” Ortiz said during a press conference Wednesday at MGM Grand. “Either he knocks me out or I knock him out. And I wish there were no bells between rounds, so we could just keep going. This is gonna be a war.”