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You’re up! Deontay Wilder cues up Fury and AJ

On Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Deontay Wilder made a huge statement in the heavyweight division to put himself at the top of the pile.

Still caught in the heavyweight triangle with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder faced a tough task ahead of him in a rematch with Cuban Luis Ortiz.

In the first fight, Ortiz proved a very tough task for Wilder and was the first person to really get to “The Bronze Bomber” before Wilder landed his huge powerful punches late in the fight to stop the veteran in the 10th round.

On Saturday night Wilder did it again and he did it better than the first time, stopping Ortiz with a perfect punch in the 7th round.

Wilder now boasts an incredible record of 42 wins with no losses and 1 draw. 41 of those wins have come via knockout.

His one decision win was over Bermane Stiverne who he knocked out in the first round of their rematch.

His one draw came in the huge fight with “The Gypsy King” Tyson Fury with their rematch being the next fight for both men.

Fury since that fight has fought twice, knocking out Tom Schwarz in the second round and then winning a decision against Otto Wallin after battling through a horrendous cut early on in the fight.

With both men coming through tough fights to set-up their huge rematch, all eyes are now on Anthony Joshua as he rematches Andy Ruiz Jnr on December 7th after being on the end of the upset of the year.

With the fight getting closer every day, all pressure is on AJ to get the job done in Saudi Arabia and reclaim his heavyweight titles.

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