An official Presser has announced that World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, will again fight Cuban knockout artist Luis “King Kong” Ortiz, in the main event of FOX Sports PBC Pay- Per-View, on Saturday, November 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“When I faced Ortiz he showed a great heart. He was the man who everyone has avoided in the heavyweight division. I agree with those who say that Luis Ortiz was my toughest fight to date. The second version of that fight will be phenomenal. They can expect a war, ” Wilder commented.
Luis Ortiz said: “The first fight was exciting. We knew that one of us would be knocked out. I have the same feeling about the rematch. This will never last 12 rounds.”
With 66 knockouts combined in 74 bouts, Wilder vs. Ortiz II is a heavyweight duel that guarantees an impressive display of knockout power. Wilder knocked down Ortiz in the fifth round, Ortiz stunned and hurt Wilder in the seventh round, winning it 10-8 on all the judges’ cards. And then showing his championship class Wilder rallied to knock Ortiz down again with a powerful right uppercut, which forced the Referee to quickly step in and stop the fight in the tenth round.