Watch Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz Live on Showtime Championship Boxing

Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz will answer a ton of questions in showdown for heavyweight supremacy

You know, you got promoters signing this man just to keep him away from fighters. While Wilder had won 38 of his first 39 bouts by knockout, he has consistently drawn criticism for facing inferior competition.

In the United States, the main card is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will be broadcast on Showtime (features Andre Dirrell vs Jose Uzcategui and Wilder vs Ortiz). Wilder's chin seemed to be made out of steel because it was hard to figure how any mortal could remain standing. He knocked out a clearly out-of-shape Bermane Stiverne in one round of a rematch a year ago - a fight that replaced the Ortiz match on November 4.

"I'm ready right now.my goal is to unify", Wilder said when asked about fighting the victor of Parker v Joshua.

"Luis Ortiz has got better skills, no one wanted to fight this guy". He put up a great fight.

Wilder countered with a tweet: "We all know what happens to King Kong at the end of the movie". "I'm going to win and I'm going to take his belt".

Ultimately, the biggest criticism Wilder answered was his willingness to take on such a unsafe opponent, even after Ortiz failed a drug test in October that pulled him from their originally scheduled fight.

England's Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) knocked down Klitschko in the fifth round of their epic slugfest April 29 at a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London. Some diuretics can also be used to mask other banned substances, which is one reason that anti-doping rules typically prohibit them.

Wilder was staring a disastrous defeat in the face as Ortiz nearly finished him off, only for the WBC heavyweight world champion to cling on and then turn the fight on its head, eventually moving to 40-0-KO39, just over two minutes into the 10th. He spoke about Ortiz having to support his family. FightNights.com had Ortiz up 85-84 before the knockout.

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It was all going Ortiz's way and he should have done more to get his opponent down before the 10th-round when he was knocked out by a brutal punch. The Cuban exile struggled up with just a few seconds left and the bell offered salvation.

"Talking of milking the cow, I think Deontay's got a chip on his shoulder because his udders are dry", Hearn said.

"Over and over again, all of my guys have out-weighed me".

"When Wladimir fought Joshua he was already beaten, he wasn't a king, he was already dethroned", said Wilder. The crowd of 14,069 was the second largest for boxing since the arena opened in 2012 behind only Keith Thurman-Danny Garcia last March.

Wilder had already knocked his opponent down twice before he finally ended the fight in the 10 round in NY.

Wilder, in outstanding circumstances, not only saved his reputation but enhanced it: he's unorthodox, certainly, but fought a vastly superior boxer and survived a world of pain to emerge victorious for the 40th time.

Wilder has successfully defended his heavyweight title seven times since he captured the strap with a unanimous-decision win over Bermane Stiverne in January 2015.

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