Deontay Wilder seeks to defend his heavy WBC crown by fighting against Luis Ortiz at MGM in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
A “Bronze Bomber” flew around Kuban in March 2018 at a fascinating ten-cross meeting that bounced and raced during a Burmese night in Brooklyn.
Ortiz buzzed an Alabama native with a series of stabbing combinations in round eight while he was on the canvas itself. Wilder, however, gathered to create a sensational break to move dynamics and regain his title.
Not for the first time in his professional career, Tuscaloosa, 34, was on cards before his strange power could change the course of the fight.
Against Arthur Szpilke, Wilder lost 175 strokes in the January 2016 match and after nine rounds he knew he stayed on the cards. However, he issued a right counterattack, which saw the medical team with an annular jump jump out of the seats to be inclined toward the pole.
And in his incredible uproar with Tyson Fury 11 months ago, many felt as if "Gyspy King" was of course astonishing the world and leaving the Staples Center with a prestigious green and gold belt. However, in the left round of Fury, the right and left hands fell in the last round, resulting in a controversial division of decisions.
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Before the world title fight with Ortiz, talkSPORT.com discussed in more detail what makes Wilder such a fierce blow and why the heavyweight division is scared of a "bronze bomber".
"So I get up at 8 hours in the morning," Wilder told AL.com. “I eat a good breakfast of pancakes, Polish sausage, plastic sausage and a few good eggs.
“I will eat McMuffin eggs one morning and take turns.
“I will be back at at 11.30 am. Eat a nice Alfredo chicken pasta with corn on the cob, or shake a nice garlic bread with protein. I'll have a protein cocktail in the morning with breakfast.  14:00 will be a sandwich, you know, maybe ham and cheese, maybe tuna, with two boiled eggs.
“ 5 hours [meal] will consist of Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and green beans and I go a lot of red potatoes;
“And then, at 19.309 I have a nice T-Bone steak, some more red potatoes, we could put some pumpkins and some green beans there.  “Every day is different and they come with different food. But it usually sums up.
“They only feed me food, I just eat it! Sometimes my stomach can be so fat that I have to rub it for hours. I'm not a big eater!
According to his own admission, Deontay Wilder does not lift heavy weights nor does he specifically process his speed.
someone, period, ”says the master. "And it's natural;
" I don't have to go to the weighing room, I don't have to go to the gym and my athleticism, body frame, my building will be what it is.
"Ask the people around me. It's in vivid color. ”
Together with coaches Jay Deas and Olympic gold medalist Mark Breland in 1984, Wilder is working on purely technical skills instead.
"I basically left many things as a master," said Tha Boxing Voice . "And just like a fighter in general, my style, my height , there are many things that I get away with.
"After winning my title, slowly but surely things started to get worse." It wasn't that I no longer had to do certain things, but I felt as if I had to question myself.
“You've all seen it; I'll come here and come across fingerless gloves and save money. That is all; no running, no conditioning and stuff, no heavy bag, no speed bag, no jumping rope, no nothing!
"But that's all I've ever done – hitting mitts and wrestling."
His work at Skyy Boxing Gym since October 2005 has seen countless opponents, but coaches have also left in agony. In an interview with The Guardian before Wilder's sensational premiere of Dominic Breazeal in the first round, Deas revealed what it's like to train a striker as fiercely as his protector.
"I have three men without fingers," he said. “He needs three fingerless men. One will never last very long. "
" You were largely born with [power]"he added. "You can improve performance by about 10 percent with conditioning and technology, so you can take a guy who is not wicked and make him decent, and you can take a guy who is a pretty good hit and make him 10 percent." better bumper.
"But the best I've ever seen has been improved is about 10 percent."
It's a little known secret to Wilder's certified diver.
It's one way
"Not only am I dangerous on top of the earth, but I'm also dangerous in [ocean]," he said.
“I can travel the world and dive.
"It's my big hobby, I like it."
Before winning bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Wilder competed as an amateur in the 91 kg (201 lb) category.
In 2007, he withdrew a series of shock results to win the national gold gloves and the US championships. He competed in the same weight next year.
When he finally became a professional in November 2008, the Bronze Bomber remained roughly 220 pounds (99.7 kg) when he collected a victory after the victory.
for the first fight against Ortiz, Wilder weighed at 214 pounds and then 212.5 pounds to fight Fury – his lowest since the pros at the moment in 2008.
American has a classic ectomorph shape; Tall, with a light build and slim muscles. But he wants to send a clear message to the other heavy weights by accumulating even more weight.
"My goal was always to be £ 245," Wilder said after a tie with Fury. “That's my goal always. But someone gets hurt.
“If the weight brings the strength of a big man and I've already had the strength and speed, someone will get hurt.
"But if you want people to gain weight and get hurt, then that's right."
"But you never want to see anyone like Adonis Stevenson." I always think about it and keep telling people – we risk our lives in a circle. We risk our lives.
"And I know I have the power to hurt someone – everyone."
In May's fight against Breazeal, Wilder was 101 kg (101 kg). He was the hardest in his career against Eric Molin when he weighed £ 229 to stop Eric Molina back in 2015.
Whatever weighs in a match with Ortiz, a "bronze bomber" always packs a blow.