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PHOTOS + VIDEO: Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz Official Weigh-In Coverage

Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz Square off again later tonight in Las Vegas (Photo: Stephanie Trapp)


By Chris Robinson

On Friday afternoon in Las Vegas, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder and former interim champion Luis “King Kong” both weighed in ahead of their big rematch. Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO’s) and Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO’s) meet inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena later this evening, with FOX Sports pay per view televising the action.

Wilder is a freakishly athletic heavyweight and came in weighing 219.5 pounds. Ortiz, meanwhile, came in at 236.5 pounds, as he has been working with strength and conditioning coach Larry Wade this camp, and appears a bit leaner.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz Arrive in Las Vegas Ahead of Rematch

Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on Tuesday afternoon (Photo: Stephane Trapp – TGB Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Cuba’s Luis “King Kong” Ortiz made their grand arrivals inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. The two men square off in a highly anticipated rematch that headlines a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, November 23.

“We’re all here to see what’s going to happen on Saturday night,” said Wilder following his arrival. “Even though I knocked Ortiz out the first time, it was an amazing fight. That was the fight that I was challenged the most during. I understand why none of the other heavyweights want to fight Ortiz.”

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder Training for Luis Ortiz Rematch

Deontay Wilder training for his rematch with Luis Ortiz (Photo: Mayweather Promotions)


By Chris Robinson

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder recently held an open media workout inside of the New Era Boxing and Fitness in Northport, AL, ahead of his upcoming rematch with former interim champion Luis Ortiz.  Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO’s) will face the Cuban-born Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO’s) on Nov. 23 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on FOX pay per view.

In their first fight, Wilder dropped Ortiz in the fifth round, only to see the tables turn as he found himself in trouble a few rounds later. Wilder went through fire to score an 11th round TKO victory, and plans for another emphatic performance later this month.

Who Is The Best Heavyweight in the World? – PART 1

Who is the best heavyweight in the world? (Photos: IG)


By Chris Robinson

At the moment, this is a lot of buzz going on in the heavyweight division. The consensus is that one of three men, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilderr, IBF/WBA/WBO champion Anthony Joshua, or former lineal champion Tyson Fury, is the one who should be wearing the crown as the true king of the division.

It’s an interesting debate, and in addition to those three names, there are several other top challengers, contenders, and former champions still in the mix. We recently swung through City Boxing Club in Las Vegas, NV to get some discussion going on this topic, and we were pleasantly surprised at the many different responses we received.

VIDEOS: Deontay Wilder Opens Up Following 12-Round Split-Draw With Tyson Fury

Deontay Wilder Speaking at The Post-Fight Press Conference Following His Bout With Tyson Fury (Photo: Miguel Barragan)

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By Chris Robinson

The boxing world is still buzzing about the excellent heavyweight title fight that went down over the weekend, as WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and lineal champion Tyson Fury fought to a 12-round, split-draw inside of the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Following the final bell, scorecards reading 115-111 Wilder, 114-110 Fury, and 113-113 produced a draw for both men.

At the post-fight press conference, Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO’s) was reflective as he spoke on what he learned after 12 rounds with Fury (27-0-1, 19 KO’s). Wilder addressed his performance in the contest, gave his view on the scoring, revealed what he could have done differently, and also set his eyes towards a possible rematch.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury Come Face to Face in London

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury face off in London on Monday afternoon (Photo: Mark Robinson – SHOWTIME)


By Chris Robinson

On Monday afternoon, inside of the BT Sport Headquarters in London, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder came face to face with former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and there was no shortage of theatrics. The two men meet on Dec. 1 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles in a SHOWTIME pay per view telecast that serves as one of the biggest events of the year.

Amidst the back-and-forth trash talk, the 6’7″ Wilder and the 6’9″ Fury had to be separated by promoter Frank Warren, as Wilder shoved his British foe.

Deontay Wilder Lashes Back in Brooklyn Ahead of Rematch With Bermane Stiverne

Deontay Wilder returns to the ring on Nov. 4 in Brooklyn (Photo: Stephane Trapp/SHOWTIME)


By Chris Robinson

Once again, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has found himself amidst some kind of controversy, despite not doing anything other than wanting to fight the sport’s best.

Wilder was scheduled for a Nov. 4 showdown vs. former interim WBA champion Luis Ortiz, but saw the fight scratched when the Cuban tested positive for banned diuretics chlorothiazide and hydrochlorothiazide, via a letter obtained from VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) president Dr. Margaret Goodman. This marks the third time in the past 18 months that Wilder has seen an opponent test positive for a banned substance ahead of a potential fight.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder beats down Chris Arreola for 8th round TKO in Alabama

Deontay Wilder was too much for Chris Arreola on Saturday night

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, July 16, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder made the fourth successful defense of his title with a punishing 8th round TKO over contender Chris Arreola.

The bout took place from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Ala., as Wilder (37-0, 36 KO’s) was simply too sharp, powerful, and active for Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KO’s), who may have seen his last appearance on the big stage.

PHOTOS: A closer look at Deontay Wilder’s KO of Artur Szpilka in Brooklyn

Deontay Wilder stopped Artur Szpilka on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Deontay Wilder’s train continues to push forward.

On Saturday night, the brash WBC heavyweight champion from Tuscaloosa, Alabama showcased his craft inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as he registered a ninth-round knockout over gritty Polish challenger Artur Szpilka.

VIDEO: Deontay Wilder defends WBC crown with ninth round knockout over Artur Szpilka

Deontay Wilder overcame Artur Szpilka on Saturday night (Photo: Stephane Trapp)


By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder scored the third successful defense of his title with a crushing ninth round knockout over Poland’s Artur Szpilka inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

In front of an estimated 12,668 fans and live on SHOWTIME’s airwaves, Wilder again proved his worth.

Deontay Wilder puts the heavyweight division on notice ahead of 1/16 return vs. Artur Szpilka

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is ready to leave a lasting impression on the division (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s hard to recall a recent heavyweight champion as charismatic as WBC champion Deontay Wilder has been.

Having captured the aforementioned WBC strap nearly a year ago after defeating Haiti’s Bermane Stiverne over 12 rounds, Wilder has since scored two successful stoppages, over Eric Molina in June and Johann Duhaupas in September, to raise his mark to 35-0 with 34 KO’s.

Deontay Wilder vs. Artur Szpilka set for SHOWTIME on Jan. 16 from the Barclay’s Center

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will face off with Poland’s Artur Szpilka on Jan. 16 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder finally has a dance partner for his Jan. 16 return date.

The unbeaten Alabama native will make the third defense of his belt when he meets Poland’s Artur Szpilka inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in a SHOWTIME-televised thriller.

‘Bronco’ Billy Wright states his case for a crack at Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt

Billy Wright insists he’s ready for a crack at Deontay Wilder (Photo: Instagram)


By Chris Robinson

Those connected to the fight game in Las Vegas are well aware of WBC Latino and FECARBOX heavyweight champion “Bronco” Billy Wright.

The 50-year old Wright (49-4, 38 KO’s) is a fan favorite in the city and has been on a big winning streak in recent times, having captured 20 victories in a row, 17 of them by stoppage, dating back to his 2007 comeback. Now ranked #20 by the WBC, Wright insists he is ready for a crack at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KO’s).

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder stops Eric Molina in the ninth round in Alabama

Deontay Wilder is still undefeated (Photo: Stephane Trapp – SHOWTIME)


By Chris Robinson

Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs), may have had to work harder than expected before dismantling Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-3, 17 KOs) on Saturday night inside of the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala., but he still managed to come away with a ninth round knockout and a successful first defense of his WBC heavyweight title.

Check below for ringside photos from SHOWTIME’s Stephane Trapp.

Deontay Wilder survives early scare; regroups to drop Eric Molina four times en route to 9th round KO

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and his team celebrate following his victory over Eric Molina (Photo: Instagram)


By Chris Robinson

In front of a sold out crowd of 8,500 inside of the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala., WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KO’s) scored a successful first defense of his title vs. tough Eric Molina (23-3, 17 KO’s).

Wilder was a huge favorite heading into the fight but actually had some rocky moments when he was caught in the third round. Following that stanza, Wilder regrouped and scored a knockdown in the fourth, two in the fifth, before finishing the match off with a big overhand right that put his opponent out and on his back.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder and Eric Molina face off at final press conference ahead of SHOWTIME title bout

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder faces off with challenge Eric Molina ahead of their fight on Saturday (Photo: Stephane Trapp – SHOWTIME)


By Chris Robinson

Photos from Embassy Suites in Birmingham, Ala. as undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” (33-0, 32 KO’s) faces off with challenge Eric Moina (23-2, 17 KO’s) two days prior to their SHOWTIME-televised duel this Saturday night.

Wilder captured the WBC belt this past January in Las Vegas by defeating Bermane Stiverne over 12 rounds and he will be looking for a first successful defense inside of the Bartow Arena in Birmingham this weekend.

Hrunov is convinced Wilder will do everything to postpone facing Povetkin

Deontay Wilder will be defending his WBC heavyweight title this weekend in Alabama (Photo: Stephane Trapp – SHOWTIME)


By  Vitali Shaposhnikov

Deontay Wilder has certainly carved quite a name for himself. In the day and age when the heavyweight division seems dry, it is always refreshing to see someone with the dedication to come in swinging, especially when that results in a 97% knockout rate.

A respectful 33 victories and no losses puts Wilder in a very beneficial position. While some argue that he has not yet proven himself due to lack of top-rated competition, others claim that while that may be so, there isn’t a huge roster of exciting talented heavyweights to pick from.

PHOTOS: Deontay Wilder putting in work for Eric Molina showdown on June 13 in Alabama

Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder training for his showdown with Eric Molina (Photo: Bill Hoffman)

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By Chris Robinson

More photos as WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KO’s) puts in work ahead of his June 13 showdown vs. contender Eric Molina.

Wilder is one of the more engaging characters in the sport and he is coming off of a title-winning victory over Bermane Stiverne this past January that saw him fukfill much of the potential many had bestowed upon him following his bronze medal in 2008.

Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder in late 2015?

What does the future hold for Deontay Wilder? (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Vitali Shaposhnikov

The heavyweight boxing division, aside from having a dominant champion in Wladimir Klitschko, is suffering and suffocating from lack of excitement. Despite being an absolute king to the heavyweight throne, Klitschko brings a dull and emotionless feel to his title defenses. Now and then there are fights worth getting excited about, but they come sparingly, and generally tend to not involve the actual title holder.

According to Mauricio Sulaiman, a fight worth being excited for might be around the corner. He mentioned that once Deontay Wilder gets past (33-0, 32 KO’s) gets past Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO’s) on June 13th in Birmingham, Alabama, they will begin discussing a potential showdown between Wilder and Alxander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KO’s).

Deontay Wilder defends WBC heavyweight belt on June 13 in Alabama

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder steps back into the ring on June 13 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)


By Chris Robinson

Looks like newly-crowned WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KO’s) will be stepping back into the ring on Saturday, June 13 inside of the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala.

Showtime Championship Boxing will play host to Wilder’s defense vs. Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-2, 17 KO’s), as the 29-year old is still in the spotlight heavily following his title-winning victory vs. Bermane Stiverne on Jan. 17.