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Wilder Ortiz Post Fight

WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber’’ Wilder of Tuscaloosa, Alabama (42-1, 41 KOs) talked about his spectacular knockout over Cuban heavyweight Luis “King Kong’’ Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs) Saturday night in a rematch at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas headlining the PBC on FOX PPV.

"What an amazing fight. The fight lived up to the hype. Ortiz proved tonight that he is one of the best. He proved age is nothing but a number. I give him respect and he has tremendous skill," Wilder said.

A crushing right hand did in the seventh as Wilder was behind on all three scorecards.

"To be honest I'm not worried if I'm losing the fight. I'm blessed with tremendous power. I really had to be smart with him. We put a plan together. What I do is not textbook. I saw the opportunity and took it. I knew sooner or later it would come," Wilder said. " I wanted to be wait measure and give angles most of all have fun. When I found the punch I was looking for it was night, night," Wilder on the KO.

Wilder also spoke about the upcoming heavyweight showdown between WBO, WBA, IBF heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua.

"The heavyweight division was in the dark but I'm happy to be part of the heavyweight division. I want to become undisputed champion,"

On a potential rematch with Tyson Fury.

"Ima knock Fury out. Come February I hope they are ready for me. I'm looking forward to fighting the top guys. I'm here and I'm not going anywhere,"

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Also present was Luis Ortiz here is what he had to say.

"This is boxing. It was either him or me. The plan was to work, work, work. I stuck to the plan but then got caught. I was effective. Like Wilder says all he needs is a second. Everyone saw physically and mentally I was ready but one shot is all it takes," Ortiz said.

Up on all three scorecards was Ortiz as the judges had it scored 59-55, 59-55, and 58-56 at the time of the stoppage.

"I got caught. I slipped the punch wrong. I'm in shock and disappointed,"

Ortiz hopes to be back soon as he don't plan on retiring anytime soon.

"Retirement is out of the picture. I'm going to take out my frustrations on the other heavyweights. That want to challenge me," Ortiz said. "Anyone that thinks I'm old well step up,"

Newly crowned four division world champion “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KO's) was victorious in winning a unanimous decision over Miguel “El Michoacan” Flores (24-3, 12 KO's) picking up the vacant WBA super featherweight title. Here is what he had to say at the post fight press conference.

"It wasn't my best performance. I wanted to make a statement. Flores came to fight and I have nothing but respect for him," Santa Cruz said "

With the win, Santa Cruz joins fellow Mexican's Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Jorge Arce, and Canelo Alvarez in becoming four division world champions.

"I'm excited to be a four division world champion. It's something I've always wanted to accomplish. I would never imagine I would be four division world champion. For me it's an honor to join them fighters," Santa Cruz on becoming a four division world champion.

Santa Cruz also spoke about his future plans and what fights he wants next year.

"I'll fight whoever. They say I avoid fighters. I have to fight Gary Russell Jr. or Gervonta Davis. Those are the fights I want for 2020. I want to fight the best," Santa Cruz concluded.

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