The awaited Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz fight is finally here and not for nothing, you can’t help but express excitement considering what’s at stake in the sport of boxing. Here at BSO, we’re giving you a preview as well as some predictions.
Instead of having you all wait till the end of this piece to see who we think is going to win, we’re going to start off with that. There’s no way that Luis Ortiz walks out as the winner tonight. As the clear favorite, Deontay Wilder also has our vote.
Now, the length of the fight-that’s something that one still has some trouble with only because Ortiz will put up a fight but his association with failed drug tests has tarnished his reputation. In addition, we all saw how Wilder two-pieced Bermane Stiverne back in November. You can expect some of that action tonight.
During the final press conference, both Wilder and Ortiz expressed some respect for one another. Here’s what Wilder said:
On March 3, with all the personal things put aside, it’s going to be an honor to fight Luis Ortiz, man to man and father to father. I know that family is his motivation, just like it is for me, and that’s why I blessed him with this opportunity.
Ortiz reciprocated with the same:
I never say anything bad about fighters because inside the ring, anything can happen. I respect everyone who steps into the ring. This is my opportunity. This is my time. Deontay is a great champion but this is my chance.
However, putting their nice guy persona to the side, Ortiz plans on derailing his plans to
That fight isn’t going to happen,” Ortiz said during the same conference call when asked of a potential Wilder vs. Joshua bout. “Everybody that talks as much as Deontay loses. Brandon Rios just the other day was talking and talking and talking and talking against Danny Garcia and look what happened.”
Well then, Ortiz has a lot to prove tonight because we all know what Wilder is bringing. Ortiz can lay down them heavy hands he possesses but Wilder’s foot action and overall speed is just superb for being at heavy weight.
As usual, age is a major question in any sport. Wilder is 32 while Ortiz will turn 39 at the end of the month.
Now, I know we started off by saying that Wilder will win and I believe that it will be by knock out. As far as rounds are concerned, this might happen around the 6th round. I don’t see this fight going beyond the 7th round.
The action starts tonight at 9 pm EST on Showtime.