The official purses for the Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz rematch list Wilder at $3 million and Ortiz at $1.5 million. Of course, high-level boxers usually are making much more than that for major shows, but since not everyone will read past the headline, the actual guarantees are in there.
Wilder is one of the highest paid boxers in the world, and both The Athletic and ESPN report that the WBC heavyweight champion’s real guarantee is about $20 million. As for Ortiz, who spurned a late replacement bout vs. Anthony Joshua — this wound up going to Andy Ruiz Jr instead — he’s getting a career-high of roughly $7 million for what is his pay-per-view debut.
Wilder vs Ortiz undercard: Who is on the fight card and what time does event start in Las Vegas?
As for the rest of the card, there are defined A-side and B-side payouts, which is to say it’s lopsided as hell. Leo Santa Cruz is guaranteed roughly $2 million for his vacant WBA super featherweight title against Miguel Flores, whose purse is listed at just $100,000. With that said, it’s also common for even unheralded foreign fighters to have under-reported payouts for US cards (usually for tax reasons), so it would not be surprising if Flores was making more.
The next highest earner on the undercard is 122 lbs contender Brandon Figueroa, who’s getting $200,000 to Julio Ceja’s $50,000. As of this writing, the splits are probably different given Ceja missed weight by 4.5 lbs, so Ceja might be giving some of his purse to Figueroa. Meanwhile, bantamweight contender Luis Nery missed weight yet again, and wouldn’t even shed that one-pound overage for his bout vs. Manny Rodriguez. No agreement on money or weight could be reached, so the fight is cancelled. Had the fight gone through with Nery making weight, he would’ve had a purse of $300,000.
Wilder vs. Ortiz 2 PPV purses (via ESPN)
Deontay Wilder $3 million (but his guarantee is really about $20 million)
Luis Ortiz $1.5 million (but his guarantee is closer to $7 million)
Leo Santa Cruz $750,000 (but he’s guaranteed about $2 million)
Miguel Flores $100,000
Brandon Figueroa $200,000
Julio Ceja $50,000
Luis Nery – $300,000
Manny Rodriguez – $75,000
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, followed by the main card at 9 p.m. ET 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.
How do the fighters compare?
Who is on the undercard?
Wilder may be the biggest name world champion on the bill, but there is another huge star who is defending his world title in the super featherweight division.
Mexican Leo Santa Cruz, who lost to Carl Frampton in 2016 before getting revenge in January 2017, defends his 130-pound WBA strap against fellow countryman Miguel Flores.
Also on the card is Puerto Rico’s Emmanuel Rodriguez who will be looking to bounce back from a brutal second round knockout defeat to Naoya Inoue as he takes on unbeaten 30-0 prospect Luis Nery.
Wilder vs Ortiz 2: UK time, live stream, TV channel and undercard for huge world title fight in Las Vegas
- Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz (heavyweight)
- Luis Nery vs Emmanuel Rodriguez (bantamweight)
- Brandon Figueroa vs Julio Ceja (super bantamweight)
- Leo Santa Cruz vs Miguel Flores (super featherweight)
- Leduan Barthelemy vs Eduardo Ramirez (super featherweight)
- Jerry Perez vs Mark John Yap (super featherweight)
- Viktor Slavinskyi vs Rigoberto Hermosillo (super featherweight)
- Arnold Alejandro vs TBA (lightweight)
- Omar Juarez vs Kevin Shacks (super lightweight)
- Jose Manuel Gomesz vs Daniel Placeres (super featherweight)
- Angel Alejanadro vs TBA (featherweight)
- Shon Mondragon vs TBA (super bantamweight)
- Vito Mielnicki Jr vs Marklin Bailey (welterweight)
- Marsellos Wilder vs Dustin Long (cruiserweight)
When does the fight event start?
The fight bill kicks off at 2am UK time on Sunday, November 10.
Santa Cruz’s bout is fourth from the top of the card and so will be on relatively soon after the show begins airing.
Rodriguez’s clash with Nery is the chief support and so the bell is likely to ring for that one around 3:30am.
What TV channel is on and can I live stream it?
Wilder vs Ortiz will be shown live on Sky Sports Action, with coverage underway from 2am on Sunday.
Sky Sports customers can live stream this fight via the app on their computer, tablet and mobile devices.