Date: 3rd March 2018 at 2:25pm
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Tonight, at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, New York, Deontay Wilder will be making another defence of his WBC world heavyweight title.

The ?Bronze Bomber? in his fortieth fight, goes head-to-head with the unbeaten Cuban, Luis ?King Kong? Ortiz, in what will be Wilder?s hardest fight of his career.

Wilder, who has a career record that reads 39-0 with 38 wins coming by way of knockout, has spoken openly about a unification fight with Britain?s Anthony Joshua, but all that could go out of the window if he doesn?t beat Ortiz.

Yesterday, the weigh-in took place and Wilder surprised everyone by coming in at a very light 214.75 pounds, his lightest weight since 2009.

At the weigh-in Wilder looked tired and drawn, but in talking to the media the champion dismissed any worries about the weight, remarking,

?I don?t care about weight.

?That don?t matter. That?s all mental. I?ve seen some of the smaller guys knockout some of the bigger guys. Every guy I?ve faced has outweighed me the majority of my career. Some don?t want to see what?s going to happen. I will unify the division. He should be afraid because he?s never fought anybody like me.?


Can Luis Ortiz survive the early flurry of bombs that will undoubtedly come his way and pull off a shock victory to silence Wilder?

 

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