Tyson only had a KO ratio of 75% and was, like Wilder, renowned for his incredible power. Despite Ortiz not managing to drop Wilder in round seven, all three judges scored the round 10–8 for Ortiz.

The fight would be aired on PPV in the United States on Showtime and in the UK on BT Sports Box Office. Deontay Wilder is just one-week fresh from his sensational knockout victory against Luis Ortiz. © 2020 Sports New Media Limited. Deontay Wilder has completely transformed ... Wilder’s protege lifted the lid on the heavyweight’s preparation for Fury and how he has recovered from his brutal knockout … Both of the previous opponents recovered from various knockdowns throughout their contest, proving that his power in a single shot was less deadly. Surprisingly, the Pole showed why Wilder’s boxing skills had been called into question by racking up the points using his boxing.

In this sport, any punch can end a fight. ", "Alexander Povetkin Expects To Fight Anthony Joshua in The Fall", "Joshua vs. Povetkin Deal Close To Being Finalized, Says Hearn", "WBA Gives Joshua 24 Hours to Close Deal for Povetkin Fight", "Joshua-Wilder Can Happen On April 13 At Wembley, Says Hearn", "Hearn: Joshua Needed Wilder to Sign to Get Exemption From WBA", "Joshua vs Povetkin: Anthony Joshua defends world titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley", "Fury Confirms Negotiations With Wilder For December Fight", "Tyson Fury: As Far as I'm Concerned – Wilder Fight is 99% Done! Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. [139][140][141][142] At one point Wilder had agreed to fight Joshua in the UK, however there were confusions in the contracts that were being sent back and forth. At this point, with Stiverne defenseless, the fight was stopped. Wilder landed 34 of his 141 total punches (24%), including 18 out of 55 power punches (33%). Since he turned professional in 2008, the Alabama-born former Olympian has beaten every opponent he has faced apart from Fury. Wilder dominated the entire fight with his sharp jab, which caused severe swelling to Arreola's left eye. Wilder’s younger brother Marsellos is a cruiserweight boxer. Szpilka made Wilder appear wild with his punches, as Wilder missed 175 punches thrown at Szpilka, mostly head punches. Wilder hurt Ortiz with a right hand at the end of round nine. [156][157] According to the California State Athletic Commission, Wilder would earn a guaranteed base purse of $4 million and Fury would take home a guaranteed purse of $3 million. [111] On September 18, the fight was made official pending the official press conference, which would take place the next day.
Wilder then agreed to state the two best heavyweights got into the ring and fought. He became the first American world champion since 2006 after outpointing Bermane Stiverne in Las Vegas in January 2015.

I was rushing my punches. In total, Wilder has had 43 pro fights, winning 42 with one draw. Szpilka looked very strong as the bout began, and won the first three rounds with his awkward southpaw stance, rapid foot movement, and talent for slipping punches.

Fans in New York didn’t have to wait long. [116] At the press conference, Wilder claimed that he was happy to be getting Stiverne out of the way. Wilder was hurt badly in round seven by a left hand from Ortiz. [123][124] The fight drew an average of 824,000 viewers and peaked at 887,000 viewers on Showtime. Price was 13-0 coming into the contest but that meant little to Wilder. DEONTAY WILDER is a tougher test for Tyson Fury than Anthony Joshua, claims cutman Jorge Capetillo. By the tenth, Ortiz was struggling to keep his composure and Wilder brutally saw blood to end the argument. Wilder can also boast a superior knockout record over the 'Baddest Man on the Planet' with his 40 KOs against Tyson's 36 at the time. Another contest where Wilder found himself up against it as a superior boxer dictated the pace. By the time the fourth came around, a bloodied Firtha was ripe for the pickings before a right hand to the top of the head completely laid him out. I knew he was going to tire out, and when he did, I took advantage. His overhand right has become a weapon known and feared by all in the heavyweight division. Szpilka regained consciousness before leaving the ring on a stretcher, and recovered. However, Tyson holds bragging rights over Wilder when it comes to titles won.

He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Reiss looked at Fury on the canvas and began giving him a count. It was the first in a series of rematches Wilder asked for in order to punish those who took him too far in the first bout. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. [162][163][164], According to CompuBox statistics, Wilder landed 71 punches of 430 thrown (17%), and Fury landed 84 of his 327 thrown (26%). [171], His rematch with Ortiz had been the sixth time Wilder had fought a boxer who was ranked in the global heavyweight top ten by BoxRec within a year of the bout.

[50] Molina was aiming to become the first Mexican-American world heavyweight champion in history. In round four, Wilder bloodied Fury's nose with his stiff jabs, but was unable to follow up on the attacks. [86], On December 21, 2016, according to Wilder's manager Jay Deas, there were advance talks for a fight to take place on February 25, 2017, at the Legacy Arena in Alabama against 29-year-old two-time Polish heavyweight champion and former world title challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk (33-1, 19 KOs). He gave the fans a hell of a fight." God bless America. [136] The fight averaged 1.1 million viewers and peaked at 1.2 million on Showtime. Wilder took just over two minutes to absolutely pummel Breazeale into submission.