Deontay Wilder knocks out Luis Ortiz to defend WBC world title in Las Vegas


Deontay Wilder defended his WBC world heavyweight title for the 10th time with a stunning knockout after being out-boxed by Luis Ortiz for six rounds. The American looked set to see his world-title reign end just short of five years as Ortiz picked him apart for half of their Las Vegas rematch.

But in the seventh round, Wilder’s devastating right hand left Ortiz stunned and beaten on the canvas. “I found my measurement, seen the shot and took it,” said Wilder, 34. “We have Tyson Fury the rematch next. It’s set to be done in February so we will see how that goes and then after that I am looking for a unification bout.

“The heavyweight division is too small to have so many belts lingering around, there should be one champion and I think I am the perfect man for that job.”


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