Deontay Wilder Slams Anthony Joshua Promoter Eddie Hearn Before Luis Ortiz Bout

But due to the fact they aren't confident that they are going to win, it's a problem.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is a pro at throwing jabs and hooks-both inside and outside of the boxing ring.

"Everyone knows that Tyson Fury isn't the biggest threat in the heavyweight division. I am the most risky man in the division, hands down".

Wilder's situation shows everything that is wrong with 21st century boxing: the lack of depth in most divisions; the unwillingness of promoters to take risks with their fighters; the abhorrent lack of PR and marketing of its stars; and the willingness of so many to take shortcuts and turn to performance-enhancing drugs.

"I think Luis Ortiz is a great fighter and I think this is the biggest fight that could be made at this point in time in boxing".

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What are the best bets for this exciting fight? He'd be favored over every opponent Wilder has ever faced. That's why he's trying to get sign all of these other fighters and not me. He's eating the best part of the pie because he talks to promote and he's getting money. Wilder's been very active, he might not have fought top guys but they've still been decent guys with decent records. Sugar Ray Leonard waited until he saw erosion in Marvin Hagler and Floyd Mayweather navigated the last 10 or 11 years of his career using that template.

"I'm feeling great, camp has been going great", he said during a recent interview. And if that's the case, then Wilder is fighting him at the most opportune time.

A highlight reel knockout over a tricky and respected operator in Cuban Ortiz would go a long way towards building Wilder's stock this weekend.

No boxer has held all four heavyweight belts simultaneously.

Ask anyone who bets regularly on boxing matches and he/she would tell you how hard it is to predict the exact round in which the match would end. Wilder's manager, Jay Deas, told me earlier this month that they wouldn't fight Ortiz in a rematch if they won, even if it were a close fight. The measuring stick for all big fights is the first fight between "Smokin" Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali back in March of 1971.

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"This is the fight game and everybody knows that you need to have the confidence to be in it". Eddie doesn't have to take a punch in his life.

And there is always Tyson Fury, a colorful 29-year-old blowhard who beat Klitschko in a awful fight in 2015 and seemed headed for an interesting bout with Wilder but hasn't fought since.

Parker will face Joshua in a unification bout for the Kiwi's WBO title, and the Brit's IBF and WBA crowns at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Ortiz tested positive after a 2014 first-round knockout of Lateef Kayode, and then again before a scheduled fight with Wilder past year. "He has insulted me and has said too many dumb things".

The fight was canned, and now he had a valid excuse not to schedule another fight against him.

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"Ortiz I don't give a f*** what you've taken, or what you have taken now - nothing is going to be able to stop you so make a decision baby". Wilder struggled a bit with Szpilka until the ninth round, when he caught Szpilka with a right cross that rendered him unconscious for several minutes.