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, 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.
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
The Wilder vs. Ortiz fight will be broadcast on Fox Sports pay-per-view and can be live streamed via the Fox Sports app.
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.
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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
- Nationality: American
- Born: Oct. 22, 1985
- Height: 6-7
- Reach: 83 inches
- Total fights: 42
- Record: 41-0-1 with 40 knockouts
Luis Ortiz career record
- Name: Luis Ortiz
- Nationality: Cuban
- Born: March 29, 1979
- Height: 6-4
- Reach: 78 inches
- Total fights: 32
- Record: 31-1 with 26 knockouts
Wilder vs. Ortiz 2 undercard
|Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz||Heavyweight||WBC|
|Leo Santa Cruz vs. Miguel Flores||Junior Lightweight||WBA|
|Brandon Figueroa vs. Julio Ceja||Junior Featherweight||WBA|
|Luis Nery vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez||Bantamweight|
|Leduan Barthelemy vs. Eduardo Ramirez||Junior Lightweight|
|Vito Mielnicki Jr. vs. Marklin Bailey||Welterweight|
|Omar Juarez vs. Kevin Shacks||Junior Welterweight|
|Jerry Perez vs. Mark John Yap||Junior Lightweight|
DEONTAY WILDER will defend his WBC world title against Luis Ortiz for a second time this Saturday night.
The two faced off in March 2018, with Wilder coming out on top with a 10th-round TKO to keep hold of the belt – but the Bronze Bomber was ROCKED in the eighth round for the first time in his career.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have been on a collision course ever since their thrilling first fight ended in a draw in December 2018. The heavyweights decided to each take two interim fights ahead of their rematch, reportedly penciled in for Feb. 22.
While Fury played it safe by lining up Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin (the latter turned out to be more difficult than anyone imagined), Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) is taking a significant risk with a rematch against Luis Ortiz (31-1, 26 KOs) on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Following a draw against Tyson Fury and victory over Dominic Breazeale, Wilder is back in the ring with the Cuban, defending not only his title but also a 42-fight unbeaten record.
The American is then expected to complete his tenth defence of the WBC heavyweight crown with a rematch against the Gypsy King set for 2020.
When is Wilder vs Ortiz 2?
- The rematch between Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz for the WBC heavyweight title fight will take place on Saturday, November 23, with the ring walks set for around 5am UK time in the early hours of Sunday.
- That works out as 9pm in Las Vegas, which is eight hours behind the UK.
- The prestigious MGM Grand hosts the card.
What TV channel is it 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.