Deontay Wilder is ready to knock Luis Ortiz off his undefeated perch when the pair trade blows at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York this Saturday night.
Wilder, 32, faces ‘The Real King Kong’ on what has become home turf in the ‘Big Apple’ in a bid to make the seventh defense of his WBC heavyweight title.
“I’ve prepared myself for this moment for a long time now. I’m going to prove it to the world that I’m the best. That’s why I gave this opportunity to Ortiz again,” said Wilder.
“He says he’s the ‘Real King Kong’, but ‘King Kong’ knows what happens when he comes to New York.
“I don’t need anything to motivate me. Luis Ortiz doesn’t need to say anything to motivate me.
“I have a killer instinct. No matter what people say they’re going to do, I always do what I say. I speak it, I believe it and I receive it.”
Making a prediction for the fight, Wilder added: “When I think about Luis Ortiz, I see threes. It’s a magical number. I see a third round knockout.
“I’ve done what I’ve said so far, and I haven’t let anybody down. I will knock him out and then I will unify the division.”
A massive clash with potentially soon-to-be four-belt champion Anthony Joshua hangs in the balance for Wilder after the Briton’s promoter Eddie Hearn claimed a future fight was negotiable.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ has been chasing the Londoner since he became a world champion in April 2016 and has stated on many occasions he wants one sole title holder to be crowned in the division.