He patiently measured the distance by his left hand that gives him the perfect single right blow that split the guard of Ortiz and dropped him against the ropes on round 7.
Ortiz was trying to get hold of his mouthpiece, and he was able to crawl up to his knees, and hardly tried to stand his ground as referee Kenny Bayless counted the 10th and waved off the fight at 2:51 after seeing Ortiz badly shape to return.
“You can see why no other heavyweight wants to fight Ortiz,” Wilder said. “He’s very crafty in the ring and he moves strategically. I had to play around with him and measure him in certain places. I had to go back and go forward. My intellect is very high although I don’t get credit for it. I finally found my measurement, and I took the shot, and I hurt him.”Deontay Wilder –
“This is boxing. I told everybody that it would either be him or me and it wasn’t going to go 12 rounds,” Ortiz said. “I was trying to get up by [the referee’s] count was a little bit quicker than I thought.”Luis Ortiz –