As they say, a king never backed down so is Deontay Wilder.
Three days from today, Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight belt for the tenth time and the second against Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz.
With all the talks going around, the rematch will decide the true winner of their rivalry after a controversial victory at their first meeting.
“I feel like I’m the best in the world, I know I’m the best in the world. I say it boldly, I say it with confidence, with pride,” Wilder said on their final press conference before the Saturday bout.
“And with that being said, I must give the fans what they are hungry for,” he added after being asked why he agreed for the rematch.
Wilder was put in a tough situation during their first faceoff before eventually turning the tides to score a TKO.
On the other side, the challenger Ortiz who was protesting after the first bout put it all behind as he ran a full 12-week training to prove his point on Wilder come fight night.
While both boxers share mutual respect for each other, a unique bond due to their daughters having diseases that need special care, Wilder and Ortiz vow to show no mercy on the ring.
The Cuban also denied Wilder’s claim that it will be his last fight as the 40-year old Ortiz tries to end the reign of Deontay Wilder.