News | Sep 29 2019

Deontay Wilder will rematch Luis Ortiz next

Tyson Fury will have to wait for his rematch with Deontay Wilder as the WBC champion confirms November clash with Ortiz
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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will fight Cuba’s Luis Ortiz on November 23 in Las Vegas.

It will be a rematch of their thrilling clash last year. Then Ortiz had Wilder in real trouble before the American powered back into the contest to stop the Cuban and retain his championship.

It is however a dangerous fight to take, when Wilder had been on course for a lucrative rematch with Tyson Fury.

But Wilder declared, “In the [Ortiz] rematch there’s more confidence and more motivation to do what I have to do. I’ve already seen the style before. It’s going to make it more fun. I can’t wait to see how he tries to handle me when I’m at my best.”

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Ortiz was one of Wilder’s most difficult opponents

“When I fought Ortiz not only did he have the pedigree, but also he had the classification of being the boogeyman of the division,” he added.

“I agree with those who say that Luis Ortiz was my toughest fight to date. No one wanted to fight him and they still don’t.