Luis Ortiz Knocks Out Daniel Martz in Two Rounds; Calls Out Deontay Wilder

Luis Ortiz Knocks Out Daniel Martz in Two Rounds; Calls Out Deontay Wilder

Published December 8, 2017


HIALEAH, FLA- Cuban heavyweight standout Luis Ortiz (28-0, 24 KO's) returned to the ring after a one-year layoff and testing positive for two banned substances prior to his fight with World Boxing Council (WBC) Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder (39-0 38 KO's) in November of this year. 

Ortiz took his time early in the first round landing several body shots and stiff jabs in an effort to shake off some of the ring rust. Ortiz was having his way with Martz when he landed a flurry of punches to the body, dropping his opponent and punctuating the opening round. In round two, Ortiz came out more aggressively landing more body shots and opening Martz up. During an exchange, Ortiz landed a beautiful straight counter left hand, which knocked Martz out. Immediately following the knockout, Ortiz looked over at Deontay Wilder, who was seated ringside with the broadcasters and told him that he was next. The two went back and forth and Wilder proceeded to enter the ring where the two continued to talk. Wilder claimed that he still wants to fight Ortiz stating that the "best fight the best" and that the fight will happen. 

If this fight actually materializes, it has the makings of a great heavyweight fight on paper. Two undefeated heavyweights with knockout power and the desire to fight one another. For Ortiz, he has to make the most of a second opportunity if granted, and for Wilder, he has to prove that he is indeed the best heavyweight in the sport of boxing. 


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