Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz II
Who? Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz as Wilder looks to defend his WBC belt
Where? MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
When? 04:00 GMT, Saturday Night 23rd November 2019 (Live on Sky Sports Main Event)
Tale of the Tape
The WBC heavyweight title is on the line as reigning champion Deontay Wilder faces challenger Luis Ortiz, this time in at the MGM Arena, Las Vegas.
The Bronze Bomber defeated King Kong last time out in the 10th round after Ortiz had him struggling in the 7th. It disappointed Wilder that coming through the 7th round and getting the win like a true champion was not highlighted enough.
Since that fight, Wilder knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round in May of this year. His other fight since the bout with the Cuban heavyweight was against Tyson Fury in December 2018, finishing in a draw. It was the first time the Bronze Bomber had gone a 12 round distance.
Meanwhile, Ortiz has an extra fight under his belt. King Kong has beaten Christian Hammer, Travis Kauffman, and Răzvan Cojanu. The latter reached a decision against King Kong, making him only the third boxer to do so.
Wilder – USA, 6 ft 7 in (2.01m), Orthodox, 34 years-old
Ortiz – Cuba, 6 ft 4 in (1.93m), Southpaw, 40 years-old
Records / Scorecard:
Deontay Wilder 41–0–1 (40 KO)
Luis Ortiz 31–1, 2 NC (26 KO)
Wilder beat Ortiz by TKO in the 10th round last time. This is King Kong’s only professional defeat. Wilder is still unbeaten, with Tyson Fury the only fighter he did not beat.
The scorecards in the last fight, at stoppage, had Wilder ahead 85-84 by all three judges.
*odds as of November 14th at 14:51 GMT and subject to change
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