Pitbulls are a breed of dog that has been bred for centuries to be agile and athletic, making them ideal for fighting. They have been selectively bred for their fighting ability, which means they are more likely to fight than other breeds. Pitbulls are the most preferred breed for dogfighting due to their strength, robustness, loyalty, and genetic predisposition towards aggression.
Unfortunately, pitbulls have been raised to fight from the start, and this is why they have such a bad reputation. People who own pitbulls need to understand this and learn how to manage these instincts in their dogs (although some pitbulls are already docile). They can't just adopt a pitbull and expect it to be a normal dog (some are and some aren't), they need to take the time to train them properly and not just adopt them because they look cool or have a misunderstood title.
Pound-for-pound, pitbulls may be stronger than other breeds, but the Rottweiler's enormous size would give them an advantage in overall power. Pitbulls are known for giving it their all when they fight, which is what makes them so dangerous. They don't have any levels of aggression, they simply don't know when to stop. In the 80s it was Dobermans that were persecuted as dangerous dogs, in the 90s it was Rottweilers, and now it's pitbulls. I will say that someone who has a
rescued pitbullfrom a combat pen is still easily triggered by other dogs.
However, pitbulls are also extremely territorial, which is important to consider if there are other animals around.