Ortiz Big Win Over Hammer calls out Joshua Wilder
Heavyweight contender Luis “Ruler Kong” Ortiz, wanting to acquire a rematch with world titleholder Deontay Wilder or a shot at bound together titlist Anthony Joshua, was compelled to take care of business for an uncommon time in his vocation, however he won his third battle in succession as he guaranteed a consistent ruling against Christian Hammer on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The judges scored the battle, which was the co-highlight of the Brian Castano-Erislandy Lara junior middleweight world title session, 100-90, 99-91 and 99-91.
Ortiz endured the solitary loss of his profession by tenth round knockout testing Wilder for his reality title last March 3, likewise at Barclays Center, in a battle of the year applicant yet has been dynamic since with an end goal to gain another chance.
In spite of the fact that Ortiz is one of boxing’s fiercest punchers, he couldn’t thump out Hammer, yet he dominated the battle.
“The battle wasn’t what I was anticipating. It was a hard battle and my corner truly needed to work with me. It was a hard battle,” Ortiz said through a mediator. “After I got the mood, I warmed up a smidgen. Each heavyweight out there should realize that regardless I have it at [almost] 40. Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, I’m prepared. I battled a battle that I hadn’t for a considerable length of time, which is box and work, so I’m not frustrated I didn’t thump him out. I demonstrated a portion of my boxing aptitudes today around evening time.”
Ortiz, the far prevalent fighter and puncher, nailed Hammer with a left to the body that hurt him in the second round. By the fifth round, Hammer’s nose was dying, however he additionally bloodied Ortiz’s nose and supported him up with a correct hand.
Be that as it may, Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs), a 39-year-old southpaw battling out of Miami, controlled the battle with his capacity, poke and development, and Hammer (24-6, 14 KOs), 31, a Romania local battling out of Germany, handled some ground-breaking right hands however seldom caught up with anything behind it.
As per CompuBox, Ortiz landed 140 o 610 punches (23 percent) and Hammer associated with 84 of 403 (21 percent). Coming into the session, Hammer had won two battles in succession since a choice misfortune to Alexander Povetkin in December 2017.
“Ortiz is a decent and experienced contender,” Hammer said. “He’s specialized and savvy, yet he’s not as scary as individuals state he seems to be. I regard Ortiz, however I don’t assume he’s the best contender I’ve at any point confronted. I’m sure going ahead. I realize that I can take care of business with anybody and I’m willing to battle anybody. Individuals thought I’d get thumped out, yet I refuted them.” DJ Hustle