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Wilder vs Ortiz: Joseph Parker picking Deontay Wilder to win

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Joseph Parker thinks Deontay Wilder is too much for Luis Ortiz.

Joseph Parker Press Conference Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images

Joseph Parker has his own huge fight coming, as he’s scheduled to face Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight unification on March 31 in Wales, but the New Zealander had a moment to give his thoughts on Saturday’s fight between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz, too, picking Wilder to come out on top and keep his WBC belt.

From ESPN:

“My prediction is seeing Deontay Wilder coming out on top. But he has to be wary because Ortiz is dangerous in the first half of the fight. I think it’s a great fight for him. He’s one of the best fighters in the division and it’s a big, tough challenging fight for him at the right time. But I think Wilder will just have too much and he will be the one to come out on top.”

Parker (24-0, 18 KO) would in theory have the winner in mind should he upset Joshua (20-0, 20 KO) four weeks later in Cardiff.

He also gave his thoughts on the March 24 clash between Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne:

“I might be leaning towards Lucas Browne, but Dillian Whyte’s a fighter who can cause a big upset as he’s a fighter who throws big punches and combinations. It’s a 50-50 fight for me.”