The WBC heavyweight champion of the world came in very light at yesterday’s weigh-ins for his latest defence against Luis Ortiz and appears to be rearing to go ahead of tonight.

Deontay Wilder is a man more motivated than ever it would appear.

He’s in the press everywhere lately.

Hell-bent on getting his name out there and drumming up enough attention to what he hopes will land him a fight with Anthony Joshua later this year.

But he’s got a dangerous assignment in front of him in Luis Ortiz tonight first off.

A man if he overlooks – could easily spoil all his grand plans.

He doesn’t appear to be suffering from any pre-fight nerves mind you and has pointed out that tonight he expects it to be his seventh defence of his title:

No doubt Ortiz will have something to say about that, though.

The action kicks off at around 10.15pm ET tonight in New York live on Showtime.