Boxing: Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz exchanged heated words at press conference

Wilder out to prove he's the best in the World
02 March 2018

Unbeaten WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and unbeaten contender Luis Ortiz exchanged words and went face to face at the final press conference in Manhattan.

Wilder who is seeking a unification fight with WBA & IBF Heavyweight champion Anthonh Joshua made no secret of how he feels about the oppenent in his way Ortiz.

Wilder says "The reason I wanted this fight is not only do I think Ortiz is one of the best technical fighters in the division, but he's the boogeyman that everyone is running from. Champions have avoided him and I've always said I was the best and this is my chance to prove it.

"This result isn't up to anyone but myself. Every time I get under the bright lights, I give the fans what they want to see. This is the best versus the best and that's what boxing deserves.

"I had all the excuses in the world to run away from this fight after he failed the test. There are a lot of good, up-and-coming heavyweights out there, but I wasn't interested in them. This fight is how I prove that I'm the baddest man on the planet.

Ortiz who was accused of taking drugs when these two met up previously said, "I never say anything bad about fighters because inside the ring, anything can happen. I respect everyone who steps into the ring. This is my opportunity. This is my time. Deontay is a great champion but this is my chance.

"Like I always say, this is my time and it's going to be a great triumph. This is big for all of Cuban boxing and I will make my country proud.

"This is going to be like two trains on the same track about to collide. I'm going to win and I'm going to take his belt.

"This is not a video game. This is not using controllers. You have to actually step into the ring with me on Saturday night.

"Deontay is scared. He's talking a lot of nonsense. He's worried about what I'm going to do. This is my time. I'm going to show everyone.


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