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Luis Ortiz: Wilder would KO Joshua in three

Luis Ortiz has a bold prediction for the heavyweight unification, if it happens.

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Luis Ortiz has faced Deontay Wilder, and now a few months after Wilder stopped him in a wild brawl, he says that the Alabama native and WBC heavyweight champion would knock out Anthony Joshua, and quickly.

From PBC:

“Wilder would knock out Joshua in three rounds. Wilder’s the faster and more aggressive of the two fighters. Of the two fighters, Wilder probably has the better chin. Joshua will not be able to withstand Wilder’s punching power.”

Ortiz references a past Joshua fight to back up his claim:

“Wladimir Klitschko put Joshua on his ass, and a younger Wladimir would have gotten him outta there. Wilder will not forget what Klitschko did to Joshua, so I see Wilder being all over him and Joshua hitting the floor. Joshua will have no answer for Wilder’s style, which is a crazy powerful approach coupled with his chin. With all of that being said, Wilder is the superior fighter. Joshua will not be able to withstand his punches at all, point-blank, period.”

It’s a big statement, but hey, Ortiz has felt Wilder’s power, we haven’t. And Joshua hasn’t either.

Do you think Ortiz has a point here, or is it just talk?

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