A Year in the Wild - Netflix
Nature series which follows the impact of the changing seasons on the ecosystem and diverse wildlife of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Beautifully filmed across one tough year, this is a story of birth and death, predators and prey and the struggle for survival in one of Britainʼs wildest locations.
Runtime: 60 minutes
A Year in the Wild - Deontay Wilder - Netflix
Deontay Leshun Wilder (born October 22, 1985) is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015, and in doing so became the first American world heavyweight champion in nine years, which was the longest period of time in boxing history without an American heavyweight champion. As an amateur he won a bronze medal in the heavyweight division at the 2008 Olympics. This led to his nickname of “The Bronze Bomber”, which Wilder coined after Joe Louis, who was known by the nickname of “The Brown Bomber”. Wilder is particularly known for having finished all but one of his fights inside the distance. His knockout-to-win ratio stands at 98%, with 19 knockouts in the first round, as well as having stopped every opponent he has faced. He is a two-time winner of the Premier Boxing Champions Knockout of the Year award, in 2016 and 2017. As of March 2018, Wilder is ranked as the world's second best active heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, The Ring magazine, and BoxRec. Wilder is the 15th longest reigning world heavyweight champion of all time, and has the 9th longest combined and individual title streaks in modern heavyweight boxing history at seven and six title bouts, respectively.
A Year in the Wild - Wilder vs. Ortiz - Netflix
Luis Ortiz made his ring return knocking out journeyman Daniel Martz on December 8. Wilder was sat ringside on commentary for the fight. After the fight, Ortiz called out Wilder, who then stepped into the ring and said to Ortiz, ”I guarantee you, you’ll have the fight.” On December 19, negotiations resumed between Wilder and Ortiz, with a potential fight for Wilder's WBC heavyweight title to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 3, 2018. According to RingTV on December 30, an agreement had been reached. Terms were agreed on January 12 and the fight was officially announced on January 23. Wilder weighed his lowest since turning professional in 2006, at 214 pounds. Ortiz came in at 241¼ pounds. Wilder overcame difficulty and knocked Ortiz out in round 10 to retain his WBC title in front of a crowd of 14,069. Both boxers started the fight cautious with Wilder throwing the jab, however Ortiz seemed to do more in the opening 4 rounds throwing combinations. Wilder took control in round five, knocking Ortiz down once. Wilder was hurt badly in round 7 by a left hand from Ortiz. Wilder was then trapped on the ropes taking head and body shots from Ortiz. Referee David Fields kept a close eye on the Wilder and looked at one time, close to stopping the fight. Wilder made it to the end of the round. Despite Ortiz not managing to drop Wilder in round 7, all three judges scored the round 10–8 for Ortiz. Wilder used rounds 8 and 9 to rest up and managed to avoid any punishment. Wilder hurt Ortiz with a right hand at the end of round 9. Wilder then unloaded on Ortiz, who at this point looked tired, in the round 10 in dropping him twice before the match was halted by David Fields. The official time of the stoppage was at 2:05 of round 10. At the time of stoppage, all three judges had their scorecards 85–84 in favor of Wilder. After the fight, Wilder spoke about his win and praised Ortiz, “'King Kong' ain't got nothing on me. A true champion always finds a way to come back, and that's what I did tonight. Luis Ortiz is definitely a crafty guy. He put up a great fight. We knew we had to wear him down. I showed everyone I can take a punch. When Ortiz leaves tonight, he can hold his head high. He gave the fans a hell of a fight.” Ortiz also gave his thoughts on the fight. Speaking through a translator, he said, “I feel fine. I did receive a right hand, but I'm OK. I was listening to the directions that my corner was giving me. In this sport, any punch can end a fight. It was a great fight and I performed well.” According to CompuBox Stats, Wilder landed 98 of 346 punches thrown (28%) and Ortiz landed 87 of his 363 thrown (24%). For the fight, Wilder earned a career-high $2.1 million and Ortiz received a $500,000 purse. The event was Barclays Center's second-biggest boxing crowd after Thurman vs. García, which was attended by 16,533 in March 2017. The fight averaged 1.1 million viewers and peaked at 1.2 million on Showtime. The last time Showtime did over 1 million viewers was in 2015 when Wilder defeated Stiverne for the WBC title.
A Year in the Wild - References - Netflix