Deontay Wilder did it again in Las Vegas as the Bronze Bomber knocked out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round to retain his WBC heavyweight title.
After trailing on the cards, the 34-year-old American produced a sublime right hand to put his Cuban counterpart to sleep.
As soon as the fight was over, Wilder’s attention turned to the future and a rematch with Tyson Fury.
If he gets past the Gypsy King, Wilder wants to finally get the unification bout.
Speaking of getting in the ring with Fury next – supposedly on February 22, 2002 – Andre Ward has called on Wilder to get to that fight, too.
The former two-weight world champion has called on Wilder to get to the Fury rematch, something many boxing fans have argued all along in 2019 while Wilder fought Dominic Breazeale and then Ortiz.
The outcome for the Ortiz rematch mirrored the first fight. However, he never beat Fury the first time around and the controversial draw should have been a priority to clear up.
Now Wilder has the chance to truly cement his legacy by potentially beating the also undefeated Fury, but the previous encounter showed it will be his toughest challenge to date.