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Luis Ortiz: I Deserve a Wilder Rematch To Erase Any Fan Doubts

by Ryan Burton

Top heavyweight contender Luis Ortiz (29-1) returns to the ring on December 1st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against Travis Kauffman (32-2).

The fight will take place on the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury pay-per-view undercard that will be distributed by Showtime.

The Cuban puncher was stopped by Wilder in March in an exciting fight in which he nearly had the WBC champion out on his feet. Ortiz believes that Wilder will be too much for the unbeaten Fury who's career has been plagued recently with inactivity.

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"Even though Wilder is basic, he is very awkward with his approach. His punches don't come how you would think traditionally they come. His one-two and one-two-three don't come the way you expect. If he comes like that and attacks Fury then it will be a short night for Fury," Ortiz explained.

"Fury won't have an answer to that. The more classic fighters style are easier to defend against because that is what you are taught to defend against and that is the advantage for Wilder and he has a rocket for a right hand."

If Ortiz is victorious, he hopes to secure a rematch against Wilder in the near future.  He feels strongly that his performance in their first fight merits another shot at Wilder and his green belt. He had Wilder ready to go in the seventh round - before the champion rallied down the stretch and stopped Ortiz in the tenth.

"I think I deserve a rematch. A rematch to erase any of the doubts the fans may have about the result of that fight. I had Wilder hurt but I made mistakes and I got tired.  I believe that I should get a rematch," Ortiz stated.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MrFynest on 11-28-2018

[QUOTE=earl-hickey;19302833]People were calling for that fight i'm tired of foolishness with people coming out trying to rewrite history now piss off or go on block it's your choice[/QUOTE] Lol feel free to block. Your boy Whyte is still garbage. Ortiz…

Comment by LacedUp on 11-28-2018

What doubt? you got KTFO out bro back in line

Comment by johnbook on 11-28-2018

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19302897]I’ve actually never seen this before. I thought Cooper was the first to knock Clay down, so first of all: thank you! As for the stoppage, I thought it was odd that the ref didn’t count the time’s that Banks…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 11-28-2018

[QUOTE=johnbook;19302680]What did you think of the KD and of that strange stoppage? [url][/url][/QUOTE] I’ve actually never seen this before. I thought Cooper was the first to knock Clay down, so first of all: thank you! As for the stoppage, I…

Comment by LDBC Slayer on 11-28-2018

[QUOTE=MrFynest;19302814]Lol exactly who was demanding it????? Dont let Whytes promoter fool you into thinking people wanted that fight. On my side of town people wanted Whyte to face Ortiz in an eliminator which Whyte rejected. Ortiz is getting older but…

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