Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 39 KO) makes the tenth defense of his WBC Heavyweight title against challenger Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26 KO, 2 NC) in the championship rematch. The scheduled for twelve rounds contest headlines the fight card held at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on November 24 (AEST).
Wilder and Ortiz first met in March 2018 at the Barclays Center in New York City. The encounter ended in the tenth round in favor of champion, who retained his belt by TKO.
In his following outing late last year “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder went a full 12-round distance with Tyson Fury and retained his belt as a result of a split draw. In his previous bout this past May the American champion successfully defended his belt by knockout in the first round against Dominic Breazeale.
“King Kong” Ortiz rebounded with a pair of TKO victories against Razvan Cojanu and Travis Kauffman in Round 2 and 10 (respectively). The Cuban boxer was last seen in action in March, when he scored a unanimous decision against Christian Hammer.
Here we go again‼️
Deontay Wilder v Luis Ortiz 2 this Sunday on MAIN EVENT
— MAIN EVENT (@MainEventTV) November 18, 2019
The co-main event of the four-fight main card features the current WBA (Super) featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz up against Miguel Flores. The pair battles it out for a vacant WBA (Super) super featherweight title.
Also on the card the interim WBA super bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa faces Julio Ceja in the contest with WBA (Regular) super bantamweight title on the line. In addition, Luis Nery and Emmanuel Rodriguez battle it out for WBC Silver Bantamweight belt.
The Australian broadcast of the event is scheduled on Main Event.
Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz II fight card
Heavyweight Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz
Super Featherweight Leo Santa Cruz vs. Miguel Flores
Super Bantamweight Brandon Figueroa vs. Julio Ceja
Bantamweight Luis Nery vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez