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Purses: Deontay Wilder $2.1 million, Luis Ortiz $500,000

By Stanley White: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) will be getting a $2.1 million purse for his title defense on Saturday night against Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) for their fight on Showtime Boxing at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. … Read

Luis Ortiz’s left hand swollen due to calcium deposits

By Jeff Aranow: The lump on Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz’s left hand isn’t a problem for him, according to his trainer Herman Caicedo. He told RingTV that Ortiz has 25 years of calcium deposits in his left hand. … Read

Deontay Wilder explains his lighter weight for Ortiz fight

By Jim Dower: A painfully thin Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder surprised a lot of people in weighing in at 214 3/4 pounds on Friday at his weigh-in for his title defense against Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz. … Read

Luis Ortiz ready for whatever style Deontay Wilder brings

By Stanley White: Luis Ortiz says he’s ready to adapt to whatever game plan WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder brings to the table on Saturday. Ortiz says he’s trained to deal with Wilder slugging or running. … Read

Weights: Deontay Wilder 214.75 vs. Luis Ortiz 241.25

By Jim Dower: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) will be giving away 26.5 pounds to challenger Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) on Saturday night in their fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Showtime Championship Boxing will be televising the Wilder-Ortiz card. … Read

Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz final weights, quotes

WBC Heavyweight World Championship Deontay Wilder – 214 ¾ pounds Luis Ortiz – 241 ¼ pounds Referee: David Fields; Judges: Glenn Feldman (Conn.), Kevin Morgan (N.Y.), Carlos Ortiz (N.Y.)… Read

Whyte says Wilder can’t take a punch, Ortiz can win

By Jim Dower: Dillian Whyte thinks WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder’s reign as a champion could come to a crashing halt this Saturday night in his fight with unbeaten Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. … Read

Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz – Live Stream – Weigh-In

When unbeaten heavyweight Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz faces WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder Saturday, March 3 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING™, he will be looking to make history not just for Cuban boxing, but for all Hispanic or Latino fighters.… Read

Wilder tells Ortiz he should be grateful for the opportunity

By Jeff Aranow: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder and challenger Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz spent time trash talking each other at the end of Thursday’s final press conference at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Ortiz had Wilder so worked up that he was still talking even after he’d walked off the […]

Luis Ortiz – The Real King Kong?

By Rob Maclean: Brooklyn welcomes a familiar competitor this Saturday night at the Barclays Centre in WBC champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38kos). However this will be there first time witnessing King Kong, Luis Ortiz (28-0, 24kos). Of course we all know who the real King Kong is, but who is the real Luis Ortiz and […]

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