But Ortiz goes by the nickname of "King Kong" and dismissed the Bronze Bomber's plan of copying the iconic movie outcome as he is confident of making history by becoming Cuban's first professional world heavyweight champion. Also, it has only happened 1 time since 1992 with Riddick Bowe.
The reason is simple.
The frustration turned to raw aggression in the ring as Wilder unleashed a barrage of first-round punches to drop Stiverne three times and win by knockout.
"But I want to prove I am the best heavyweight in the world, the baddest man on the planet".
"Now give the fans what they want to see". Too many fighters have explained away a failed test by blaming an over-the-counter product or wrongly prescribed medication.More news: Weekend Review: Bookies clean up on England's shock Six Nations defeat
Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz on Saturday, but he's already looking ahead at the proposed superfight with Anthony Joshua and has accused the Englishman's promoter Eddie Hearn of exploiting the 28-year-old.
While the heavyweights of today can not match up with those of the Golden Age between 1964 and 1990, when Ali, Frazier, and Foreman ruled, followed by Holmes, Tyson, and Holyfield, and with challengers like Jerry Quarry, Ken Norton, George Chuvalo, Oscar Bonavena, and Ron Lyle waiting in the wings, what the current division lacks in quality it makes up for in quantity.
The money is greatest in the heavyweight division.
"That's sad", Wilder opined on the recent talk that Joshua wants to take another fight before Wilder after his March 31 fight against Joseph Parker in Cardiff, Wales. Ortiz has had his issues, such as testing positive for banned substances, including once in the fall of 2017 when he was previously supposed to fight Wilder. While Deontay Wilder is far more crude than the likes of Joshua and Lewis, he does have the natural talent to utilize sound boxing skills if he chooses to, particularly if he commits to his long left jab. Boxing needs Joshua-Wilder to be added to that list. Wilder can be loquacious to the point of braggadocio while Joshua is soft-spoken and polite.
Joshua, of England, also has a scheduled fight.
'We'll see: the main thing is, win this fight and I've got so many options. This is the fight that the fans have been waiting for. There should be, as the two undefeated fighters are considered the best in the division.More news: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian to Appear on 'Celebrity Family Feud'
Of course, Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, sees it another way, saying two weeks ago that, "The unification fight [with Deontay] Wilder looks to be unlikely until [Wilder] gets realistic about the split [of the money]". My only goal is to win this fight. Win. Win. Win.
Westgarth's death serves as a timely reminder of just how unsafe the sport is - even when both fighters are clean.
'The second problem is (Ortiz) has got to be about 1,000 years old.
This is going to be more of a brawl than a technical match. It's frustrating how much a loss hurts a fighter in modern boxing. It's wonderful to be a killer among featherweights or welters or even middleweights, but it's something else to be the ass-kicker among ass-kickers.
Well, Lenroy Thomas, who's sparred with both heavyweight world champions, has revealed who packs the bigger punch.More news: Heyman: Lesnar 'Always Ready' to Fight in UFC
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