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Deontay Wilder Says He's The Biggest Puncher Since Mike Tyson And Maps Out Two-Fight Plan

Sunni Upal

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Deontay Wilder Says He's The Biggest Puncher Since Mike Tyson And Maps Out Two-Fight Plan

Deontay Wilder made a huge statement in and out of the ring on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

The 'Bronze Bomber' produced a spectacular finish to knock out Luis Ortiz in the seventh round and retain his WBC heavyweight title.

Wilder proved his punching power once again to flatten Ortiz when he was a long way behind on the scorecards.

Deontay Wilder produced a devastating finish to beat Luis Ortiz at the MGM Grand
Deontay Wilder produced a devastating finish to beat Luis Ortiz at the MGM Grand

Heavyweight great Mike Tyson was ringside at the MGM Grand, and Wilder made a bold statement when interviewed by Sky Sports.

After his win, the 34-year-old was asked whether he was the biggest puncher since Tyson in his prime.

He responded: "Hands down. I don't have to say it with my words, my actions prove it every time."

Tyson came dressed in a red blazer and looking the part for the big fight night in Las Vegas.

Wilder also confirmed his plans to fight Tyson Fury in a rematch before turning his attention to adding more belts in his 2020 vision.

He told US broadcasters FOX Sports: "Next up is Tyson Fury and it is scheduled for February.

"Then after that I want a unification bout. We need one name, one champion, one face. It's too confusing for the fans."

Topics: Luis Ortiz, Deontay Wilder

Sunni Upal
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