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Wilder: Everyone I Face Goes Down - Now it's Luis Ortiz's Turn!

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) is planning to score another bruising knockout on March 3rd, when he faces Cuban puncher Luis Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs).

The fight was officially announced on Tuesday, and takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Ortiz has never been seriously hurt or down as a professional.

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The two boxers initially scheduled to fight last November, at Barclays, but the contest was canceled after Ortiz failed a pre-fight drug test.

The World Boxing Council conducted an investigation and deemed that Ortiz's prescribed medication for high blood pressure was the root cause for the failed test.

When Ortiz was pulled out, he was replaced by Bermane Stiverne, who at the time was Wilder's mandatory challenger. The Canadian fighter was already scheduled to fight on the undercard and quickly stepped in.

Stiverne is the only boxer to go the distance with Wilder, when the Olympic bronze medal winner first captured the WBC title in January 2015 with a twelve round unanimous decision.

The rematch was the complete opposite, when Wilder blasted out Stiverne with three hard knockdowns for a first round KO victory.

In December, Wilder and Ortiz came face to face in Miami and traded words before a live televised audience on Fox Sports 1 - setting the stage for them to fight again.

Now Wilder plans to make Ortiz the next knockout victim when they meet in the ring.

"I'm looking forward to returning to Barclays Center to defend my title for a seventh time,'' Wilder said.

"Luis Ortiz is one of the toughest guys around and he's supposed to be the boogeyman in the heavyweight division. But I've never been afraid of the boogeyman and I've knocked out every opponent that I've faced. I plan on keeping that streak going. Everyone standing in my way of becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion has to go down. It's Luis Ortiz's turn.''

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Comment by Sosay on 01-27-2018

[QUOTE=pacmanis1;18439470]IMO it’s a cool division because they all have lights out power. Wilder, AJ, and Ortiz all have that shut down power that ends fights. But to me it’s kinda sad because I wouldn’t consider any of those guys a…

Comment by pacmanis1 on 01-27-2018

[QUOTE=Sosay;18439376]Right on bro! I feel you on the state of the division but it's a cool division because every last one has something to prove. There's like 10 c-lever(haha) fighters that should be mixing it up. I cant argue with…

Comment by Sosay on 01-26-2018

[QUOTE=pacmanis1;18433480]I didn’t mean it as a slight against Wilder, more just the state of the HW division. In terms of who’s in the division I’d say it’s the best win he can have outside of AJ, but that’s just kind…

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-25-2018

he can't be too confident against a heavyweight albeit old that can punch like ortiz or he'll have his birdlegs gone doing the stanky dance like he did in russia

Comment by pacmanis1 on 01-24-2018

[QUOTE=Sosay;18431463]Besides the steroid cheats (ortiz,Povetkun) who would boost his resume? Joshua wants to wait, who else would be a good opponent? The best win of any of these dudes is an old Klit who retired. Dont down play Ortiz now.…

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