And Wilder, who is now unbeaten in 40 bouts, is ready to take on Joshua whenever he is ready, insisting he is the "baddest man on the planet". He can't risk going the distance with good fighters, because judges will then have to be generous for him to win. Some would also argue that he was lucky referee didn't stop the fight.
Ortiz came back on December 8, 2017 and knocked out Daniel Martz, Wilder was at the event to call out the Cuban Olympian in the ring, in January the two came to an agreement to finally meet in the ring on March 3 at the Barclays in Brooklyn. He has twenty-eight wins and no losses-a flawless record, but not an unblemished one.
"I am the most risky in the world, the baddest man on the planet". But, soon afterward, Ortiz tested positive for nandrolone, an anabolic steroid; the Nevada State Athletic Commission changed his victory to "no contest" and suspended him for eight months.
Athletes who fail drug tests often have explanations. Ortiz himself began starting to push Wilder backwards as he himself started to land shots of substance onto the champion.
Lou DiBella, Wilder's promoter, praised his guy after the fight, but may also have predicted a certain future.
The tense clash then swung wildly once more in a mad 10th round which had Ortiz down and out with just 55 seconds left until the bell.
"I'm ready right now".
Deontay Wilder talks to the media at a press conference in New York March 1
Wilder said: "I want to unify". Ortiz has some defenders, including Victor Conte, the convicted steroids dealer who now proffers himself as an anti-doping advocate. Wilder having problems with Ortiz's skill level.
Hearn responded: "It's the biggest fight in world boxing. and I always make the biggest fights possible".
As we wait for Anthony Joshua to unify the division against Joseph Parker later this month, there are plenty of appealing options for Wilder or the Joshua-Parker victor to choose from while promoters allow Joshua-Wilder to "marinate".
"Joshua is Annabelle and he is pumping that milk out of there, as much as he can, trying to make that money from his man until the time comes". And his catchphrase-"Bomb Squad!". Ortiz still shading Wilder. Wilder is only an inch taller than Joshua, the WBA and IBO title-holder, and is just four years older than him, presenting a unique matchup of undefeated heavyweights. So, you know, they can celebrate that only for so long. They put their combinations together well. "They tried to hide it and cover it up, but it didn't work-it failed, miserably".
That suspension has been lifted and the fight with Wilder is on. The 34-year-old Michigander, a 2004 Olympic silver medalist and the younger brother of former world 168-pound titlist Anthony Dirrell, appeared to grow old overnight. Regardless, Wilder promises fans won't be disappointed. Deontay is a great champion, but this is my chance.
It was all going Ortiz's way and he should have done more to get his opponent down before the 10th-round when he was knocked out by a brutal punch.
What boxing doesn't know is how this performance will affect the division.