Luis Ortiz put Deontay Wilder through a seventh round of hell in what some people thought was enough to earn a stoppage victory in their March 2018 fight. However, the referee allowed the bout to continue and "The Bronze Bomber" rallied for a spectacular 10th-round TKO to defend his WBC world heavyweight title.
Now, Wilder looks to clear any lingering doubt that he's the superior fighter when he puts his WBC strap on the line against Ortiz once again. The highly-anticipated rematch takes place Saturday night on pay-per-view live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
"Most of the times when you win, especially when you knock him out, other guys are willing to fight him. They see weaknesses. They see kinks in his armor. But Ortiz's situation in this case, none of these guys still they didn't want to fight him then and they don't want to fight him now," Wilder told Sporting News as part of a conference call about the fight last week. "So, I wanted to give him an opportunity again to prove all doubt about our first fight that we had."
Ortiz, is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Christian Hammer in March, will look for the win that just eluded him in the original bout with Wilder.
"As soon as I made the connection and hurt him and I saw him where he was and I knew I was going to finish him and that the fight was over basically," Ortiz said, referring to the pressure he applied to Wilder in that seventh round. "I haven't had any other situation like that where I hadn't gotten a knockout in a scenario like that. So it's just a matter of putting some punches together and winning this fight."
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Will Wilder put together a more dazzling KO against Ortiz or will the Cuban fighter exact revenge and wrap the WBC title around his waist?
With Andy Ruiz Jr. facing Anthony Joshua in their own rematch for the unified world heavyweight crown on Dec. 7, the winners of each bout could very well wind up clashing with the undisputed championship in the balance in the near future.
Here’s a complete guide to the Wilder vs. Ortiz 2 fight, including the PPV information, updated betting odds, the undercard and more.
When is the Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz 2 fight?
Date: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019
Main card: 9 p.m. ET
Main event: Midnight ET (approximate)
Deontay Wilder's rematch against Luis Ortiz will take place Nov. 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The undercard starts at 7 p.m. ET on FS2, followed by the main card at 9 p.m. ET on PPV and the main event between Wilder and Ortiz after that. Expect the two heavyweights to make their ring walks around midnight ET, 9 p.m. PT.
This will be Wilder's first fight since May 18, when he eviscerated Dominic Breazeale by first-round KO. Ortiz is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Christian Hammer in March.
Wilder vs. Ortiz 2 live stream: How to watch the fight
Wilder vs. Ortiz 2 PPV: How much does the fight cost?
Fox Sports PPV price: $74.99
The Wilder-Ortiz 2 fight can be ordered for $74.99 plus applicable taxes & fees through Fox Sports' Premier Boxing Champions PPV platform.
Where is the Wilder vs. Ortiz 2 fight?
The Wilder vs. Ortiz rematch will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This marks Wilder's second time fighting at the MGM, as he scored a unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne in their first fight back in January 2015. Meanwhile, Ortiz will be making his debut at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas. Wilder and Ortiz held their first thriller at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in March 2018.
Wilder vs. Ortiz 2 odds
According to SportsbookReview.com, Wilder opened as a -642 betting favorite, which means you'll need to bet $642 to win $100. Meanwhile, Ortiz is a +475 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $475.
Deontay Wilder career record
Name: Deontay Wilder
Born: Oct. 22, 1985
Reach: 83 inches
Total fights: 42
Record: 41-0-1 with 40 knockouts
Luis Ortiz career record
Name: Luis Ortiz
Born: March 29, 1979
Reach: 78 inches
Total fights: 32
Record: 31-1 with 26 knockouts
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