Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz weights and quotes

Press Release

The article that you're about to read is an official announcement issued to Ring News 24 to publish as a press release.

KO Boxing Forum

WBC Heavyweight World Championship

Deontay Wilder – 214 ¾ pounds

Luis Ortiz – 241 ¼ pounds

See Also

Referee: David Fields; Judges: Glenn Feldman (Conn.), Kevin Morgan (N.Y.), Carlos Ortiz (N.Y.)

Interim IBF Super Middleweight World Championship

Andre Dirrell – 167 ¾ pounds

Jose Uzcategui – 166 pounds

Referee: Ricky Gonzalez; Judges: Bernard Bruni (Penn.), Tony Paolillo (N.Y.), Robin Taylor (N.Y.)



“I’m going to let the world know that the weight don’t mean a thing; it’s all mental at the end of the day. Like I’ve said, I’d rather be the part than look the part. I’ve said many a time that I put these guys on their ass, and that’s what I come to do Saturday night. Over and over again all my guys have out-weighed me. So that’s nothing compared to where I came from, and nothing compared to where I’m going come Saturday night. You’re all in for a treat and I can’t wait.

“On paper he’s looked good against the opposition he’s faced, but he’s never faced a Bronze Bomber; he’s never faced a guy who has more killer instinct than him. He’s never faced a guy who wants to just rip his head off, and I do mean rip his head off!

“I am the best and I’m ready to show on Saturday night that I’m the best in the world.”


“Our training camp was prepared for whatever Deontay Wilder was going to bring into the ring, whether it was a runner, or a puncher – whatever he wants to do we have trained for it so there’s no problem.

“You have to adapt and make changes come fight night, and I’m prepared to do that and I’m experienced to do that. I’ve been waiting my whole career to do this as a pro and as an amateur this is something I never dreamed I would do, and I’m not losing tomorrow. “


“I just saw a piece of meat, and I’m hungry.

“The IBF demanded this. There were two wrongs from the last fight and I was hit after the bell, and he was hit after the bell. The IBF wanted to right that wrong and this is the only way to do so. He deserves this shot and I deserve this shot. It’s going to be a better fight this time around.

“It’s all about what [new trainer] Virgil [Hunter] has done with my mind. The ability is there, as we all know. We’ve perfected that. And we’ve changed the mind this time, as well.

“We all know that Jose Uzcategui is a fighter in full; that boy can throw, but that’s just not going to be enough come fight night.”


“The ref will not have to intervene; I’ll knock him out quicker this time.”

“Maybe if Virgil Hunter gets in the ring too because that’s the only way they’re going to win is if the corner gets in the rings. Because that’s the only way they will get the win.”

Read more articles about: ,

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.



Roy Jones Jr challenges anyone over 50

Roy Jones Jr challenges anyone over 50

Former four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr has revealed he prepared to fight anyone over the age of 50. His comments come after the 53-year-old Mike Tyson announced his plan to fight an exhibition bout for charity and Evander Holyfield, 57, fo…

David Price reflects on Dereck Chisora loss, says he wants…

David Price reflects on Dereck Chisora loss, says he wants to fight again

British heavyweight David Price has reflected on his loss to Dereck Chisora and revealed he wants to go around again. The former British and Commonwealth champion was stopped in four rounds by Chisora last October. "About 11-12 days before the …

Tyson Fury reveals offer to fight Mike Tyson

Tyson Fury reveals offer to fight Mike Tyson

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he was offered the opportunity to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition bout for charity. Fury, who was named after the youngest heavyweight champion in history, revealed he was approached by Tyson’s team to BT…

Manny Pacquiao looking to the Middle East for his next…

Manny Pacquiao looking to the Middle East for his next fight

WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao 62-7-2 (39) remains in a holding pattern as he awaits news on the easing of travel restrictions that would see him allowed to travel to the US to fight. The global coronavirus pandemic has largely shut down…

TJ Doheny: “I need to prove that I’m the same…

TJ Doheny: “I need to prove that I’m the same fighter that I was”

Former IBF super bantamweight champion TJ Doheny 22-2 (16) is ready to bounce back from his shock loss to little-known Romanian Ionut Baluta 13-2 (2) in Dubai in March. The 33-year-old Australian-based Irishman dropped an eight-round decision to B…

Oleksandr Usyk tells Dereck Chisora he can't hit what he…

Oleksandr Usyk tells Dereck Chisora he can't hit what he can't see

Oleksandr Usyk has laughed off Dereck Chisora’s plan to attack him with relentless aggression, saying the British veteran won’t be able to find him in the ring. The 33-year-old Ukrainian southpaw will be having his second fight at heavyweight afte…


Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24