08
Dec
2019

Grand Arrivals: Deontay Wilder, Telli Swift boss the fashion stakes, but Luis Ortiz looks a picture of health

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Deontay Wilder Telli Swift

📸 Stephanie Trapp

Deontay Wilder rocked up in his own ride and stole the show alongside his beautiful love, Telli Swift, as the pair bossed the fashion stakes in Las Vegas.

Ahead of his world title defense, Wilder had every intention of milking the Vegas Strip limelight and did so in some style.

The WBC Heavyweight Champion and Cuban slugger Luis Ortiz made their grand arrivals Tuesday at MGM Grand as they kicked off fight week events.

For his part, Ortiz looked a picture of health due to employing conditioning and nutritional coaching to help in be in tip-top shape.

The pair are just days away from their highly anticipated rematch.

Wilder vs Ortiz 2 headlines a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, November 23 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“We’re all here to see what’s going to happen on Saturday night,” said Wilder. “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.

“He’s very dangerous. I blessed him with a second chance,” continued Wilder. “Fans always get their money’s worth when I’m on the big stage. Because people know what I’m able to do to another human being inside of that ring.

“I can’t wait for Saturday night.”

Luis Ortiz
📸 Stephanie Trapp

Ortiz said: “Deontay Wilder is a throwback fighter like me, and we both want to fight the best. I believe I’m the best and that’s why I’m getting this rematch.

“I’m focused on this fight. This fight only and doing everything to have my hand raised Saturday night.

“My life has changed tremendously and for the better since I came to the United States from Cuba. Being in the U.S. has allowed me to focus on my two dreams, finding a cure for my daughter’s disease and becoming heavyweight champion of the world.

“That’s always been my mission.”


PPV CARD

Also making their grand arrivals at MGM Grand were fighters competing. The pay-per-view undercard that begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Three-division champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz is looking to win a title in a fourth division when he takes on Miguel “El Michoacan” Flores for the WBA Super Featherweight Championship in the co-main event.

The pay-per-view also features undefeated rising star Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa defending his WBA Super Bantamweight Title against former champion Julio Ceja.

Furthermore, undefeated Mexican power-puncher Luis Nery battles Puerto Rico’s Emmanuel Rodríguez in a showdown of former bantamweight champions.

Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Promotions, TGB Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, are on sale now. They can be purchased at www.mgmgrand.com or www.axs.com.

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