Deontay Wilder duly delivered on his promise of a fierce one-punch knockout on Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas.
The contest was a repeat of their thrilling match back in 2018, where Wilder overcame being hurt for the first time in his career to knock Ortiz out in the (round)
Ortiz had the better of the exchanges that time around and the second fight followed a similar pattern was Wilder tried to find his range.
It wasn’t as frantic from either fighter from their previous fight though, with Wilder looking more measured and cautious of Ortiz’s power.
Deontay Wilder dropped Luis Ortiz in the seventh round(Image: FOXSPORTS)
Deontay Wilder connected with a fierce right hook(Image: FOXSPORTS)
But he finally found an opening in the seventh round, pushing Ortiz onto the ropes before landing a knockout right hook.
The 40 – year-old hit the canvas hard with the referee almost immediately waving off the fight.
It continues Wilder’s incredible record of 41 knockouts from his 42 career wins.
But Wilder admitted after the bout that he had full respect for Ortiz due to taking the fight.
Deontay Wilder had Luis Ortiz where he wanted him( Image: FOXSPORTS)
Deontay Wilder then opened up on Luis Ortiz before finding an opening(Image: FOXSPORTS)
“You can see why no other fighter wants to fight him, “he said.
“He moves strategically in the ring. I had to play around him, I had to measure him in certain places.
“Some people say I can’t fight on my back feet but that is my specialty.
“I had to go in and out I had to throw the right hand a couple of times and I finally found my measurement. I saw the shot and I took it.
Luis Ortiz crumbled to the canvas after the fierce punch(Image: FOXSPORTS)
“Ortiz is one of the best in the world, you have to give him that.
“That is why I gave him this second opportunity so he can feed his family.
“I see a lot of heavyweights in the audience, give this man an opportunity. He is one of the best. “