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Luis Ortiz: If Wilder Jumps on Fury Early, It Could Be a Quick Night

By Ryan Burton

On December 1st, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title against unbeaten former WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO champion Tyson Fury.  The fight will headline a Showtime pay-per-view event that will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

In one of the televised undercard fights, top heavyweight contender Luis Oritz (29-1) will face Travis Kauffman (32-2).  This will be Ortiz's third fight of the year.

Ortiz nearly stopped Wilder in their March clash at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. However Wilder was able to compose himself and stopped the Cuban in the 10th round of one of the most exciting fights of the year.

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"It is going to be an interesting fight. Obviously Wilder is going to fight somebody taller than him now and that could make for an interesting fight but I don't think he will have any problems with Fury," said Ortiz when asked about the fight at his recent media workout.

When pressed for a prediction on when he thought a knockout would occur, Ortiz said that it could happen at anytime.

"They both have hands so anything can happen. They are both big heavyweights and if either lands they could get a knockout but I think Wilder will get be the one getting it," said Ortiz.

Shortly after winning his titles Fury became inactive and eventually had his titles stripped when he tested positive for cocaine.  He has had two recent tune up bouts but was inactive for two and a half years prior to his recent activity. 

Ortiz believes that could also play a factor in this fight.

"I think so. Inactivity doesn't help anyone but the longer the fight lasts that could favor Fury with his awkward style. If Wilder jumps on him early on it could be a short night," Ortiz explained.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Laligalaliga on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19324811]Lol... It was a good scrap.. rematching Wilder will be a bad idea for Fury...[/QUOTE] On the contrary, it's a bad idea for wilder.

Comment by 5000boxing on 12-04-2018

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19316747]You are lucky again tonight. The Mexican helped you avoid a long sabbatical from this forum by giving wilder and his boys a gift. It's obvious who was happy about the decision after the fight. You got lucky again..... It…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 12-02-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19313708]Moments away from your doom!!! To be continued.. I will check back momentarily! Lol[/QUOTE] You are lucky again tonight. The Mexican helped you avoid a long sabbatical from this forum by giving wilder and his boys a gift. It's obvious…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 12-02-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19312254]Lol.. stfu punk.. you're just upset that your champion is a coward that won't come to America to fight Wilder.. nor will he come to America watch Wilder fight fury.. nor will he watch the fight on t.v bc he…

Comment by Noelanthony on 12-02-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19313708]Moments away from your doom!!! To be continued.. I will check back momentarily! Lol[/QUOTE] What did I tell you.......Lololololol. I’m not even going to bust your balls about who should have won. I told you prior to this fight his…

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