News | Mar 02 2018

Luis Ortiz has a big weight advantage over Deontay Wilder

But WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder declares: 'I’d rather be the part than look the part'
Deontay Wilder
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LUIS ORTIZ goes into his challenge for the WBC heavyweight title with a substantial weight advantage over champion Deontay Wilder.

The Cuban scaled 241¼lbs, while America’s confident Wilder was 214¾lbs.

“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,” Wilder declared. “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.