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Luis Ortiz: No Judges, I'll Knock Wilder Out - Then I Want Joshua!

By Miguel Rivera

On November 4, Cuba's Luis 'King Kong' Ortiz will finally have the opportunity that he's been waiting for.

The dangerous puncher will return to the ring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, when he faces World Boxing Council champion Deontay 'Bronze Bomber' Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs). Showtime will televise the fight.

And Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) is not looking to take his chances with a decision. He intends to end the contest by knockout.

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At 38 years old, Ortiz acknowledges that the opportunity for a big fight finally came a little late than it should have, but it came, and it's time to train to do what is needed to end the reign of the WBC champion via knockout to avoid any controversy.

Ortiz has vowed to blast out Wilder and then challenge IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

"This fight is very important for my career. I was the mandatory for the World Boxing Association title, but the possibility of fighting for the WBC championship was open and we are going to look for it. I have the opportunity to get it done this November 4 and now is the moment when you have to prove yourself, the best must beat the best," said Ortiz to ESPN Deportes.

"I think Wilder has never faced an opponent like myself. He has a different style but we are going to prepare for that. The plan is to beat Wilder by knockout. I am going to knock out Wilder so there is no doubt, and then we will go through Joshua."

Ortiz was already the World Boxing Association interim-champion - but he had several problems. He lost that belt after failing an anti-doping test, and then in 2015 he had a lot of problems to find the best bouts. He also had several promotional issues. Last year he parted ways with Golden Boy Promotions and then hooked up with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, but then broke away from Hearn and signed on with powerful adviser Al Haymon.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Raggamuffin on 10-01-2017

[QUOTE=Boxing lives;18102200]They were in the clouds with Brook's win over Porter. He was their ww kingpin and boy they could talk him up. Some even thought he would get a decision on Golovkin. Then Spence made him bend the knee.…

Comment by Boxing lives on 09-30-2017

[QUOTE=jonnyc420;18100091]Now I see why you love him you are both unproven deluded clowns. Joshua is a smart and very skilled boxer and will make short work of Wilder. Since Ortiz f*cked up. Wilder should just fight Stiverne again and then…

Comment by Boxing lives on 09-30-2017

[QUOTE=Raggamuffin;18100066]You should've known something was up when he said that Wilder ducked Ortiz, lol. The U.K. fans have never had a hvw champion. They still don't, but they're acting like they do. That's why they talk **** about Wilder because…

Comment by RussTBE on 09-30-2017

[QUOTE=Kigali;18101860]AJ won't even say Wilder's name...and they're not calling him on it. NONE of them want AJ vs Wilder.[/QUOTE] hes said his name multiple times in the past month

Comment by RussTBE on 09-30-2017

[QUOTE=Raggamuffin;18101846]Until Joshua fights Wilder, he won't get any respect from me. The fact that bum ass Whyte even hurt Joshua with a chin and body shot is the reason why Hearn won't put Joshua's stiff ass in with Wilder until…

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