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Whyte: I've Seen Wilder KO'd in Gym, But Ortiz is 1,000 Years Old

British contender Dillian Whyte is the top rate contender to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs).

Whyte is going to be a very interested observer when Wilder defends his title this Saturday night, against undefeated Luis Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Whyte has his own order of business ahead, when he faces former WBA champion Lucas Browne on March 24th.

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According to Whyte, he's watched Wilder spar in the gym - and saw him not old get dropped but knocked out as well.

Because of that, he says "Ortiz stands a very good chance because Deontay Wilder can't take a punch."

"'I've seen Wilder spar, I've seen him get knocked out in sparring before, but I don't tell sparring stories. I saw him get dropped in sparring before, but sparring's sparring. Marvin Hagler used to get dropped in sparring a lot, Mike Tyson got dropped in sparring," Whyte told The Daily Mail.

But Ortiz has two things against him, says Whyte.

Whyte, like many other industry insiders, is convinced that Ortiz is a lot older than he claims to be. Ortiz says he is 38 years old, but there are many who believe the boxer is actually somewhere in his 40's.

The issue Whyte has with Ortiz, is his lack of activity. Ortiz has been very inactive over the last few years, due to fights falling through and promotional issues.

"It's a really good fight, but there's two problems for Luis Ortiz. At the top level he's been inactive for the past two or three years. Wilder's been very active, he might not have fought top guys but they've still been decent guys with decent records," Whyte said.

"The second problem is (Ortiz) has got to be about 1,000 years old. When you look at it, he has very good skills and very good punching power, but I just think his inactivity is going to be his downfall."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Tony Mangtana on 03-03-2018

Whyte’s a good character, and the best thing about him is, he doesn’t duck anyone. He’ll fight anyone, anywhere.. I’m pumped for the Wilder - Ortiz tonight, though..

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 03-03-2018

[QUOTE=Factual Voice;18535924]You don't understand how corruption and propaganda are used to influence the generation cult of TMT boxing fan . It's all based on cultural propaganda that you haven't experienced in your country.[/QUOTE] You sound insane with all these crazy…

Comment by Factual Voice on 03-03-2018

[QUOTE=RJJ-94-02=GOAT;18535782]If you don’t think his power is legit you’re either bias or stupid. I don’t get what the US has to do with it anyway. I’m from the UK and I’m in no way a Wilder fan but there’s no…

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 03-03-2018

[QUOTE=Factual Voice;18535582]His power is as legit as Malik Scott taking that dive. But I digress. Knocking out bums I guess today means everything to the great USA heavyweight hype. Last USA lineal champion was 1999 on a fluky Hasim Rahman…

Comment by john l on 03-03-2018

[QUOTE=Factual Voice;18535648]Wilder did get knocked out by a 190lb fighter in Russia. It's on you tube.[/QUOTE] yea he was an Am with about 10-15 fights top lmao give it up.

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