Wilder vs Ortiz Live Stream Online,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.
When: Saturday, March 3 at 9 p.m. ET
Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn
TV: Showtime (U.S.), Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action (UK)
Wilder vs Ortiz
Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) was supposed to challenge Wilder for his WBC world heavyweight title in November, but the WBC dropped him after a positive drug test.
That led to Wilder demolishing Bermane Stiverne with a first-round knockout instead, a spectacle that was more of an opportunity for the former to let out his frustrations than an actual competitive boxing match.
Now, the two dangerous punchers are set to clash in what is one of the better fights that can be made in a largely depleted heavyweight division.
When we last saw Wilder, he was busy turning Stiverne into a personal punching bag. He knocked the 39-year-old down three times in the first round and barely had time to work up a sweat before delivering a final punishing blow.
The bout looked like it never should have happened, even though Stiverne is the only fighter to go the distance with Wilder. That bout was in January 2015, but the Haiti-born boxer looked a shell of his former self four months ago.
Wilder was in the same kind of form that helped him shred the likes of Gerald Washington, Chris Arreola and Artur Szpilka in recent bouts.
The Alabamian isn’t lacking for confidence going into this one. He’s expecting to do to Ortiz what he has done to so many other fighters who have stepped into the ring with him.
“When I think about Luis Ortiz, I see threes. It’s a magical number. I see a third-round knockout,” Wilder said, per BoxingNews24.com’s Allan Fox. “I’ve done what I’ve said so far, and I haven’t let anybody down. I will knock him out and then I will unify the division.”
Ortiz has a better reputation than many of the other boxers Wilder has swiftly cut down, but as Bad Left Hook’s Scott Christ noted, he hasn’t exactly faced a murderer’s row of opponents: