Deontay Wilder is seeking to make his WBC heavyweight crown his tenth defense when he battles Louis Ortiz on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The "Bronze Bomber" made its way around the Kuban in March 2018 into a compelling ten round meeting that broke out and ended on a dirty night in Brooklyn.
a series of string combinations in the eighth round, alone on the canvas. Wilder, however, came together to create a sensational stop to take the momentum and regain his title.
It is not the first time in his professional career that the 34-year-old from Tuscaloosa has slipped on the cards before his strange strength manages to change the course of battle.
Against Arthur Shpilka, Wilder missed 175 hits in his duel in January 2016 and knows that after nine rounds he was behind in the cards. However, he handed a counter to his right hand, which saw the ring's medical team jump out of the seats to lean toward the pole.
And in his incredible commotion with Tyson Fury 11 months ago, many felt as though the Gispee King had, of course, stunned the world and left downtown Staples with the prestigious green and gold strap. But a combination from the right to the left got Fury in the final round and the result was a controversial tie for a split decision.
Before his rematch of the world title with Ortiz, talkSPORT.com looked more closely at what made Wilder such a fierce blow and why the heavyweight division was horrified by the Bronze Bomber.
Deontay Wilder talks exclusively with talkSPORT and claims that Anthony Joshua is mentally broken DIET
"That's how I get up at
in the morning," Wilder told AL.com. a good pancake breakfast, a Polish sausage, a patty sausage and some good eggs. 8am
"I will eat an McFuffins egg one morning and it will come back all this breakfast.
" I'll be back at
eat a nice Alfredo chicken paste with corn on the cob, maybe have a nice garlic bread toasted with a protein shake. I will also have a protein shake with breakfast. 11.30 in the morning
it will be a sandwich, you know, maybe ham and cheese, maybe tuna with two boiled eggs. 2 pm
[meal] will consist of a steak in Salisbury, with mashed potatoes and green beans and I eat a lot of red potatoes; I eat a lot of yams. ] 5 hours
I have a nice steak with T-bone, some more red potatoes, we can have some pumpkin in there and some green beans.  “Every day is different, with different dishes that come with it. But most of all, it generalizes. 7.30pm
"They just feed me the food, I just eat it! My stomach can sometimes be so thick that I have to rub it for hours.
By his own admission, Deontay Wilder does not lift heavy weights and he does not specifically work at his speed.
"I subject my power to someone, period," says the champion. "And it's natural;
"I don't have to go to a weight room, I don't have to go to the gym, and athleticism, the frame of my body, my construction will be what it is.
" Ask the people around me. It is in vibrant color. ”
Along with coaches Jay Dees and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Mark Breland, Wilder works on pure technical ability.
After Fury's incredible fight, Wilder admitted that his training would focus on "getting back to basics."
"Basically, I went through a lot of things as a champion," he says
Tha Boxing Voice . "And as a soldier as a whole, with my style and my height, there are many things that I miss.
“After winning my title, slowly but surely things started to diminish. It wasn't at the point where I didn't have to do certain things anymore, but I felt I would challenge myself.
"You have all seen it; I'm going to come in here and just hit the gloves and the sports. It is; no running, no air conditioning and other stuff, no heavy bag, no gear bag, no jump rope, nothing!
"But that's all I did – I hit gloves and sparring."
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The 34-year-old won bronze at the Olympic Games 2008
His work at the Skyy Boxing Sports Hall since October 2005 sees countless opponents, but also coaches left in agony. In an interview with The Guardian before the sensational first destruction of Dominic Braille Wilder, Deas revealed what it is like to train a drummer as fierce as his protege.
"I have three gloves," he said. "He
needs three gloves. One will never last very long. "
" You were largely born with [power]"he added." You can improve power by about 10 percent through conditioning and technique so you can take a person who is nothing a punch and do it at least respectable, and you can take a guy who's a pretty good dick and do it 10 percent
"But the best I've ever seen improve is about 10 percent."
FREE TIME  A little known secret to Wilder is a certified diver.
It's one way to work up an appetite and eat all those red ca
"Not only am I dangerous above the earth, but I am dangerous in [ocean]," he says.
"I can travel the world and dive everywhere.
" This is my great hobby. I love it. "
Heavyweight champion is licensed to travel to the depths of the oceans around the world WEIGHT
bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Wilder competes as an amateur in the 91kg category.
In 2007, he pulled out a series of shock results to win the National Gold Gloves and Championship in the United States. For the next year, he competes with the same weight.
When he finally became a professional in November 2008, the "Bronze Bomber" remained approximately 220 pounds (99.7 kg) until he gained victory after victory.
However, for the first duel against Ortiz, Wilder weighed 214 pounds and then 212.5 pounds to fight Fury – his lowest since his professional development in 2008.
The American has a classic ectomorph form ; tall, with light build and slim muscles. However, he wants to send a clear message to the rest of the heavy weights, adding even more weight.
"My goal has always been 245 pounds," Wilder says after the Fury draw. "That has always been my goal. But someone will get hurt.
"If weight carries the strength of the great man, and I already had the strength and the speed, then someone would be injured. So if people want to put me on weight and get hurt, so be it.
"But you never want to see anyone like Adonis Stevenson. I always think about him and constantly tell people – we risk our lives in the ring. We risk our lives.
"And I know I have the power to hurt anyone – anyone."
To fight Breazeale in May, Wilder was 223.25 pounds (101 kg). His hardest career was against Eric Molina when he weighed 229 pounds to stop Eric Molina in 2015.
Whatever weighs in on the rematch with Ortiz, the "Bronze Bomber" will always hit.