Luis Ortiz hinted at cracks in Deontay Wilder’s armour – but is he still a force in the heavyweight division? | Boxing News

first_img Wilder KO’d Ortiz in a come-from-behind victory in their rematch Joshua analysed Wilder’s second knockout of Ortiz: “The good thing he does here, his back’s on the ropes against Ortiz, which is a dangerous place to be because on the ropes there’s no room to create space.“But what he does, he flicks the jab out to make Ortiz think, ‘Hang on a minute, there’s something coming back if I dive in.’“So Ortiz steps back and follows him across. What Wilder does as he’s moving round to get more space, from the ropes he’s moved around, he’s the general in the ring because he’s got all the space behind him.“Now Ortiz’s back is on the ropes, which is a very dangerous place for Ortiz, so Wilder’s done a great thing there to turn the tables.“He’s controlling with the lead hand. Not every jab is going to land, sometimes we just use it as a smokescreen to put something there.“And once that jab touches your hand, your shoulder, your face, I know this bad boy [the right hand] is going to follow.”Wilder’s run would eventually end due to the front-foot aggression of Fury, a different style to the one that Ortiz came so close with. – Advertisement – 1:10 Luis Ortiz may have sighed regretfully at seeing Deontay Wilder trounced by Tyson Fury earlier this year.It was Ortiz who, not once but twice, found himself within touching distance of ending Wilder’s fearsome reign – but on both occasions he succumbed to come-from-behind knockout punches.Now aged 41, Cuba’s heavyweight contender Ortiz is in last-chance saloon and is set to return on Saturday night against Alexander Flores. Wilder sensationally stopped Ortiz in their brilliant first fight Wilder sensationally stopped Ortiz in their brilliant first fight – Advertisement – Ortiz was, particularly from 2016 to 2018, considered to be an avoided and dangerous contender to the world heavyweight championships.Although he had a chance to face Anthony Joshua, promoter Eddie Hearn has said, and twice challenged Wilder, he possessed a reputation as a skilful southpaw that was better left alone.Ortiz’s left hand gave Wilder a shellacking in the seventh round of their first fight in 2018, wobbling the then-unbeaten WBC champion and coming within a whisker of an upset.Wilder said after battling back to end Ortiz’s unbeaten record: “He’s one of the best in the world. Nobody has given Ortiz an opportunity, even after I defeated him.“Normally after you knock somebody out, other guys are willing to fight him because they have seen weakness, chinks in the armour.“They didn’t want to fight Ortiz, they don’t want to fight him now.” Ortiz won many rounds in both fights with Wilder Ortiz won many rounds in both fights with Wilder

Six Barcelona board members quit

first_img “We have reached this point and see no way to reverse the ways business is managed at the club ahead of important challanges in the future and especially post-pandemic. “We want to stress our disappointment over the unfortunate incident with social media accounts, known as ‘Barcagate’ in the press. “We ask that once the current audit is carried out by PWC we want to ensure the accountability will be handed to those it corresponds to. read also:Barcelona legends who influenced my career – Toure “Lastly, although it’s the least important thing, we want to thank the directors and express our gratitude to our colleagues on the board who have dedicated their energy and strength to the good of Barcelona Football Club. We would like to thank the executives and the employees of the club for your support and excellent work during this time. It has been our pleasure to serve out beloved Barca.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Vice-presidents Emili Rousaud and Enrique Tombas, directors Silvio Elias, Maria Teixidor, Josep Pont plus secretary of the board Jordi Clasamiglia wrote a letter stating their decisions to step down from their roles, as reported by La Vanguardia. The resignations at midnight came amid a turbulent period for the Catalan giants. The letter read: “We would like to communicate that the directors signed below have informed President Bartomeu of our decision to irrevocably resign our positions at the club.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?15 Celebs You Probably Didn’t Expect To Be CheerleadersThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can ExplainTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World Six members of the Barcelona board have resigned.last_img read more