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Video: Luis Ortiz Reacts To Knockout Loss To Deontay Wilder

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York - Deontay Wilder survived a pummeling from Luis Ortiz, then knocked out the challenger in the 10th round Saturday night to retain his WBC heavyweight title.

Befitting the undefeated champion from Alabama, it was a wild affair for the final few rounds after a dull series of pawing and gesturing by Wilder gave Ortiz a solid lead. Even after Wilder knocked down Ortiz in the fifth round, the bout remained in the Cuban’s favour.

Then, in the seventh, Wilder appeared out on his feet though he never hit the canvas. He stumbled to his corner when that round ended, and the end seemed near for Wilder.

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Instead, he closed the ninth with two hard rights, and then a series of vicious combinations in the 10th started Ortiz’s downfall.

It was over with 55 seconds to go in the 10th after Ortiz went down for the second time in the round from a right uppercut and referee David Fields stopped it.

Wilder, 32, is 40-0 with 39 knockouts. This easily was his toughest bout. Somehow, he was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards.

Ortiz, 38, is 28-1. He couldn’t have come much closer to becoming the first Cuban heavyweight belt holder after finally getting his match with Wilder. Their initially scheduled bout was in November, but Ortiz twice tested positive for a banned substance, a diuretic.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by a5pe4 on 03-04-2018

I don't know much Spanish but man that translator sucks. He made up a whole story for for Ortiz's first response lol.

Comment by DannYankee on 03-04-2018

I know this ain't fair to either guy, but that fight was so good I wanna see that **** again.

Comment by TJ highway on 03-04-2018

[QUOTE=Digital Mouth;18538502]The Cubans keep on falling short with the HW TITLE.[/QUOTE] [B]It's hard when you come from a communist country and have to start your professional career in your 30's. [/B]

Comment by b00g13man on 03-04-2018

[QUOTE=Skip Bayless;18538720]Yeah agreed I didn’t like that, why the **** show a kid on tv. B1tch move imo[/QUOTE] I've got a problem with fighter's kids being at ringside. It's difficult enough for adult relatives.

Comment by Skip Bayless on 03-04-2018

[QUOTE=Pound4PoundStud;18538458]After Ortiz was knocked down the first time I thought it was a lame move on the part of the cameraman to show Ortiz' daughter's response.[/QUOTE] Yeah agreed I didn’t like that, why the **** show a kid on tv.…

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