Deontay Wilder did it again, retaining his WBC heavyweight title in the 10th defense he’s made of the belt that he won back in 2015, knocking out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their FOX pay-per-view rematch tonight from Las Vegas.
Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO) seemed to be well behind in the fight, and in fact he was; all three judges had Ortiz ahead, as they should have.
But the 34-year-old “Bronze Bomber” from Alabama is fond of saying that his opponents need to be perfect for 12 rounds, whereas he only needs to be perfect for one second. And we saw that come into play tonight. He found one opening, landed the right hand, and that was that.
Since this was a pay-per-view, the usual Twitter highlight videos aren’t in play immediately the way they would be for a show that aired off-PPV, but if you missed it, here’s at least a slow-mo look at the KO:
One shot. That’s all it took.