Luis Ortiz recently had his say on the massive WBC heavyweight championship bout with Deontay Wilder as the Cuban prepares to finish up camp.
‘The Real King Kong’ aims to become a bonafide title holder on March 3 and in the process stop Wilder from making it 40 wins from 40 fights.
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Ortiz confidently as he heads into the highly anticipated showdown with Wilder.
Here is what Ortiz had to say from training camp in Miami:
“Every fight I’ve had in my career has been important. The key is always to avoid thinking that it’s win or die because that can put you off center,” he said.
“So the way I see it is that this fight is important for me because I have to win it. And I’m going to. It’s a world championship, but for me it’s just another day at work.
“My only goal is to win this fight. Win. Win. Win. By winning this fight, everything else unfolds. I get a title and I help my family.
“When I get in the ring, all I will be thinking about is the strategy we put together in the gym. My family is always there. They go to every fight.
“That was my promise to them when I had to leave them behind in Cuba to come to the United States. They will come with me wherever I go.
“If I gas out, I look at them and they keep me going. They are my motivation and they will help me achieve this victory.”
Ortiz, 38, is himself defending an undefeated 28-0 record, having stopped 24 of his opponents thus far.
A previous reign as WBA interim ruler failed to land him a shot at a recognized belt, rendering the Wilder fight all or nothing for the aging challenger.