Luis Ortiz makes his Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury prediction

Deontay Wilder will have no trouble KO’ing Tyson Fury according to former world title challenger Luis Ortiz.

Ortiz threatened to upset the world champion when he had him in trouble in March but was eventually stopped in the 10th round.

The Cuban bounced back with a straightforward victory over Razvan Cojanu in July and will take on Travis Kauffman on the Wilder-Fury undercard on December 1.

"In my last fight at Staples Center the fans showed me so much love and I can’t wait to be back," he said.

"I know Travis Kauffman has a good record and I know he’s definitely got heart. If all goes as expected and Wilder puts Fury to sleep like I think he will, I want another shot at him ASAP. It will be an epic rematch between me and Wilder.”

Kauffman is unlikely to offer much resistance to Ortiz at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles

But he insists he is ready to seize his chance.

"I’m looking forward to stepping up and challenging myself in an exciting fight," he said.

"Luis Ortiz is the second best heavyweight in the world next to Deontay Wilder . But I’m the toughest fighter you’ll ever face. This is my chance to prove that I’m a great fighter and I’m excited to do it on this huge stage."

Also on the undercard, Jason Welborn will take on Jarrett Hurd in a surprise world title challenge.

Welborn vacated the British middleweight title in order to take on the unified light-middleweight champion.

And he said: "Jarrett Hurd is a big talent who holds [two of] the belts and I respect the challenge he poses.

"I was a huge underdog against Tommy Langford in May, and I came through and shocked Britain. In December, I’m going to shock the world. I’ve been in training camp since my last fight, and I’ve already been preparing for Hurd’s style. This is my time."

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