A fascinating Wilder vs Ortiz fight looks to be almost set for later this year in a clash of unbeaten heavyweights for the WBC title.
Deontay Wilder may have been criticised by some in hardcore boxing fan circles in the past for not taking on the toughest challenges but if this comes to fruition, that can surely no longer be said of him.
Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports has reported that according to his sources Deontay Wilder and Luis Ortiz will fight most likely on November 4th at the Barclays Center in New York.
The same night as a major UFC event.
It’s not the first time boxing has gone up against the UFC on the same weekend but for those wanting to see what American WBC heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder is really made of, this will offer an opportunity to get all the questions answered.
Cuban Ortiz is widely considered to be one of the most skillful boxers in the heavyweight division today and has been avoided somewhat in the past.
It is not known what network a potential fight between the two could take place on yet.
But if it is a Premier Boxing Champions event like I’d expect it to be, one would imagine it could draw significant viewers if they land the right network TV deal for the bout – to show it to as many people as possible instead of making it a pay per view event.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder currently has a record of 38-0-37KO while Ortiz also holds an unblemished record of 27-0-23KO.