Unbeaten heavyweight contender Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz had some comments as he nears his first world title opportunity against WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder on March 3 live on SHOWTIME from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
On Deontay Wilder: “He’s talking too much. He’s going to have to back that up in the ring. He says he’s going to kill ‘King Kong.’ He’s going to knock me out. I want to watch him try. I’m not like those other guys he fought. I’m a real fighter. Tough and with a lot of experience. I’ve been fighting since I was 10 years old. He doesn’t intimidate me. His trash talk makes me laugh. It’s just a lot of noise. I’m hungry. I’m doing this for my family. He better take me seriously because he’s going to find himself on the canvas before he knows it. I’m going to show the world who ‘King Kong’ is.”
On the confrontation with Wilder after Ortiz’s last fight… “Someone told me Wilder was in the crowd, I smiled. I was glad to see him. I knew what he wanted. I’m not the kind that likes to trash talk, but I’ve had it with this guy. He talks too much. He has a big mouth. He has insulted me and has said too many dumb things. So when I saw him ringside I told him to get inside the ring and to tell the world once and for all that he was going to fight me. He says he wants to fight the top fighters. I’m a top fighter. Let’s do it.”