By Tré Berry III🖊️
The week is upon us, where powerpunching WBC Heavyweight World Titlist 🥉🇺🇸Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (41-0-1, 40KO👊👊) and Cuban top-contender 🇨🇺Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-1-0, 26KO👊) will run it back in a rematch of their March 2018 contest where Ortiz provided some real fits in their match before Wilder… connected down the stretch to close the show out. Now Wilder is looking to get to double digits by making a successful 10th defense of his Title, while the talented, aged veteran Ortiz will try one more time to fit himself into the World Title picture as time is dwindling down on his quest. The first fight taking place in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, they are taking their act on the road this time to Las Vegas to play host at the 🎰MGM Grand Resort & Casino.
For what has been a frustrating couple of years for the public in terms of getting the Heavyweight fights that they want to see with all parties to blame, Deontay’s last 4 match-ups, (the fight to come included) is a quality block of contenders, that consisting of 🇨🇺Luis Ortiz (when he was undefeated), former Lineal Heavyweight World Champion 🇬🇧Tyson Fury, 🇺🇸Dominic Breazeale (who Deontay had to take care of to fulfill his mandatory obligations), and circling back around to fight 🇨🇺Luis Ortiz once again (with a reportedly contracted 🇬🇧Tyson Fury rematch also looming to follow). For the latter part of a decade, Ortiz was the most feared, avoided Heavyweight in the division, and his failure to get the big names in the ring with him through reluctance from his counterparts stagnated him through much of his lengthy prime. Nonetheless, he remains a dangerous fighter even at the reported age of 40 (there are credible suspicions that he may be 5 – 10 years older than what is on record). With that in mind, Ortiz understands that this may be his final shot to win a World Title in the latter stage of his career, and him getting a second crack at Deontay in as many opportunities he had towards winning a Title would be a perfect fit for a personal redemption arc if he were to pull off the victory on Saturday.
For Deontay, he too feels the need for vindication and putting questions to rest after being out-boxed the first time around through a large portion of the fight and being put in heaps of trouble at the back-end of the 7th round, and some clamoring from observers of a prolonged break in the corner due to an impromptu Doctor visit at the bell signaling the beginning of the 8th round taking place. This time around, Deontay would like to make a major statement in marching towards a much more decisive victory. This fight is a 💲📺FOX-PPV showing, and serves as the headliner of a rather impressive fight card, more details to follow on that later.