Deontay Wilder knocks out Luis Ortiz in seventh round

Deontay Wilder is all smiles after knocking out Luis Ortiz
Deontay Wilder is all smiles after knocking out Luis Ortiz

Deontay Wilder is ready to face Tyson Fury again after knocking out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round of their bout in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

In doing so he defended his WBC world heavyweight title but was behind on all three scorecards when landing the punch that ended the fight.

Ortiz was on the front foot throughout but was felled by a devastating right hand and even though he regained his feet, the fight was waved off.

Wilder and Fury drew their first fight and a provisional date of February 22nd has been set for their next clash.

"I tell people all the time my intellect is very high in the ring so I know exactly what I'm doing," Wilder, 34, told Sky Sports.

"I had to calculate Ortiz perfectly, he's very dangerous in that ring as you can see, that's why no other heavyweight wanted to give him the opportunity. He's very smart

"Once I got him I set him up and that was the shot. I always say these guys have to be perfect for 12 rounds, I only have to be perfect for two seconds and each and every time I've proved that.

"Tyson Fury is definitely next and then after that I want a unification bout with whoever wins between (Anthony) Joshua and (Andy) Ruiz Jr.

"Right now we're ready for Tyson Fury. Hopefully he's ready for me, I know his trainer's here so I hope he got some notes down. I'm ready to go at any give time and any given moment and February is looking like our time."

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