Luis Ortiz was winning on all three scorecards before being stopped by Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz

The Deontay Wilder knockout train has taken its next victim in Luis Ortiz.

Although the Cuban has already experienced Wilder's ferocious power and his deadly punches, he got the full package in the rematch last night, with the American sending him to the canvas in emphatic fashion in round seven.

Back in 2018 in their original fight, Ortiz gave the WBC champion an almighty scare by having him wobbled and clinging on, only for the end of the round bell to save Wilder and his wobbly legs.

After that, it was all Bronze Bomber as the veteran Ortiz tired, and he simply couldn't keep up with the younger, and seemingly fresher, champion.

Fast forward a year and it was time for the rematch.

Wilder was still the same old Wilder, and Ortiz looked the same old Ortiz, but that was probably an issue, he was even older than what he was the last time they faced, so his energy levels and fitness were worse off.

However, just like the first fight, the Cuban worried Wilder, and in fact, he outboxed him and outsmarted him for the majority of the fight.

And, if you go on the judges' scorecards, he outboxed him and outsmarted him for the entirety of the fight up until the vicious seventh-round knockout.

At the time of the stoppage, the fight was scored 58-56 to Ortiz by one judge, and then 59-55 by the other two judges in favour of the challenger.

If the fight was going to go the distance, it looked like Ortiz would be the new WBC champion.

But that's what makes Wilder so special and different to the rest of the heavyweight division. He has that one punch that can end a fight there and then.

He was losing the fight comfortably in the eyes of the judges, but in a blink of an eye, he went from losing to winning.

A brave and valiant effort once again from Ortiz, but it's just further proof that Wilder has the biggest punch in the division.

Up next? Tyson Fury!

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