Ringside footage shows the devastating extent of Deontay Wilder's KO of Luis Ortiz

Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz

No sooner had Deontay Wilder's arm been held aloft after one rematch, then had attention quickly turned to another. 

The Bronze Bomber confirmed after knocking out Luis Ortiz - three rounds earlier this time - that he'll be facing Tyson Fury once again in February.

But let's talk about Ortiz first.

The Cuban more than held his own for six rounds, ahead on each and every one of the scorecards.

In many ways, this was a fight that summed up Wilder's power. The WBC champion was unimpressive for large spells but one straight right, and Ortiz was sent crashing down to the canvas. 

The 40-year-old was unable to make the count, confirming Wilder had defended his title for a record 10 times - joint with Muhammad Ali.

While there was obviously little that could be argued, Ortiz did feel he had made the count. 

“I was clear headed when I hit the canvas,’’ he's quoted in the Guardian.

“When I heard the referee say seven I was trying to get up but I guess the count went a little quicker than I thought.”

Given replays, it's best that he didn't carry on - the knockout blow was huge and slow-mo footage showed how cleanly the punch made contact with Ortiz's face. 

A video taken from ringside has now also emerged, showing just how quickly the bout was over for the challenger. 

Within a split second, 236½ pounds slaps onto the canvas. 

Whatever you say about his technical faults, it's what makes the reigning champ one of the best in the division. 

Wilder (42-0-1, 41 knockouts), did look cautious of Ortiz, who wobbled him in the seventh back in March 2018 in one of the closest attempts at stripping him of his crown. 

This time, in that same round, it was a very different story. Write him off at your peril. 

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