Boxing news: Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz rematch officially announced for November 23 in Las Vegas

Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight title in a rematch with Luis Ortiz on November 23 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The ‘Bronze Bomber’ previously knocked out Cuba’s ‘King Kong’ in a thrilling fight last year, and the pair will now do battle once again.

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Deontay Wilder knocked out Luis Ortiz in a sensational fight 18 months ago
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In March 2018, Wilder floored Ortiz before being badly hurt himself and on the brink of being beaten.

However, the American then recovered and turned the tables once again to win by stunning tenth-round KO.

Wilder has since had a controversial draw with Tyson Fury and a first-round knockout of Dominic Breazeale.

Ortiz has since beaten Razvan Cojanu, Travis Kauffman and Christian Hammer, but is now 40 years of age and so will once again be the underdog against the champion.

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Ortiz staggered Wilder in their first fight
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“When I fought Ortiz not only did he have the pedigree, but also he had the classification of being the boogeyman of the division,” said Wilder.

“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.

“In the 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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