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Sport Wilder retains WBC heavyweight belt with 7th round KO

08:30  24 november  2019
08:30  24 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday with a seventh round knock-out of challenger Luis Ortiz. In a repeat of their 2018 fight, the Alabama fighter soaked up pressure from his older opponent before sending him to the canvas with a straight right hand to the

Wilder KO 's Ortiz in 7 th to retain heavyweight title. Deontay Wilder knocked out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round to retain his WBC heavyweight title Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.

(Reuters) - Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday with a seventh round knock-out of challenger Luis Ortiz.

  Wilder retains WBC heavyweight belt with 7th round KO © AP Photo/John Locher

In a repeat of their 2018 fight, the Alabama fighter soaked up pressure from his older opponent before sending him to the canvas with a straight right hand to the forehead.

Ortiz was on his feet before the end of the count but was still shaky and the referee called an end to proceedings.

The decision was a tough one for the 40-year old Cuban, who had made all the running in the early rounds.

It takes Wilder's record to 42-0-1 and sets him up for a February, 2020 date with Tyson Fury, the undefeated British boxer he drew with in Los Angeles almost a year ago.

"After that I am looking for a unification bout," Wilder said. "I want one champion, one face, one name and he goes by the name Deontay Wilder."

(Reporting by Andrew Downie; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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