Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz Winner Odds & Predcitions

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Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz /WBC heavyweight title ©imago images / Icon SMI 22.11.2019

It’s part two of the Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz saga. The two met back in March last year with Wilder stopping the fight in the 10th round. The Bronze Bomber is expected to get past his Cuban opponent once again and then all the talk will be over when he steps into the ring again against Tyson Fury. But is it as cut and dry as that, as Ortiz hurt Wilder last time?

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz Odds*

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1/7 25/1 9/2

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Can the Bronze Bomber stop Ortiz again?

Deontay Wilder is putting his WBC heavyweight title on the line at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning. This should be something well worth waiting for. Wilder was second-best in the early stages of their first fight, but then the sheer punching power of Wilder decked Ortiz in the fifth round and the American took some control.

Wilder Round One
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But it was far from over. Ortiz came back hard in the seventh. He hurt Wilder badly. Then with Wilder trapped on the ropes, the referee looked as if he was about to stop the fight. He didn’t. The only thing missing from Ortiz’s onslaught was being able to drop Wilder. He paid for it by getting hurt himself in the ninth. Then Wilder unloaded on him in the 10th, with the Cuban tiring.

It was a brilliant fight and now Wilder will go against a man who he knows has hurt him before. Wilder is undefeated with a W40 D1 record in his professional career, the draw happening in December last year against Tyson Fury. Everyone’s waiting for that rematch too. Wilder is at 1/3 to beat Ortiz by a stoppage*(betting odds taken from bet365 on November 21st, 2019 at 7:53 pm).

Can journeyman Ortiz upset the books?

Cuba’s Ortiz is a 40 year old journeyman in the ring. He’s been around the blocks and was never expected to give Wilder the battle that he did when they initially met. Ortiz holds a W31 L1 record in his pro-career.

Since that loss against Wilder, Ortiz has put together a three-fight winning streak. None of those fights were against anyone of any real note. Within that run of fights, Ortiz didn’t stop Travis Kauffman until the final round of their bout. Then he was taken to a points decision by Christan Hammer in March.

The natural thing would be concern over the stamina of Ortiz here. The Cuban likely isn’t going to have the defence in place to keep Wilder at the distance he needs to. It only takes one break-through from Wilder to undo an entire game plan. No-one punches quite like Wilder in terms of power. A moral victory on the night for Ortiz, would be not getting put to the canvas.

Wilder v Ortiz Predictions

Both are good punchers, while Ortiz knows how to stand his ground from a distance. But it’s unreasonable that the Cuban, despite looking in good shape at the moment, will have the defence to not get hit. You know it when you get hit by Wilder. Wilder will be keen to put on a good show in this rematch, and stay out of any trouble by finishing it early. Wilder in Round 1-6 at even money odds*(betting odds taken from bet365 on November 21st, 2019 at 7:53 pm)


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