Deontay Wilder knocks out Luis Ortiz in the 7th round, Fury rematch still up in the air!

Deontay Wilder‘s punching power has been revered as his weapon of choice for a long time, which Luis Ortiz found out for the second time this Saturday!

Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs), like in the first fight against the King Kong, turned around a fight in which he was getting completely outboxed in Round 7 with one straight right hand that finished Ortiz via devastating knockout in their pay-per-view rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The 34-year-old Wilder made the 10th defense of the title he won in 2015 and kept alive plans for a February 2020 rematch against unbeaten lineal champion Tyson Fury by scoring a second stoppage defeat over the often avoided Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs).

Wilder has once again proved he can turn around a fight in which he was clearly getting outclassed (cases in point -vs. Ortiz 1, vs. Fury, vs. Ortiz 2) in seconds!

“Next, of course, we have the rematch with Tyson Fury. The schedule is set to be done in February so we will see how that goes. After that, I’m looking for a unification bout. I want one champion, one face and one name and he go by the name of Deontay Wilder. (…) They have to be perfect for 12 rounds, I only have to be perfect for two seconds!”

Deontay Wilder after his 7th round KO win against Luis Ortiz