- Title: Wilder and Ortiz to meet in rematch of their thrilling 2018 heavyweight fight
- Date: 29th September 2019
- Summary: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FILE - MARCH 2, 2018) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** DEONTAY WILDER AND LUIS ORTIZ FACING OFF AND POSING FOR PHOTOS AT THE WEIGH-IN FOR THEIR 2018 HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT
- Embargoed: 13th October 2019 01:30
- Keywords: Deontay Wilder Luis Ortiz boxing heavyweight
- Location: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Boxing,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001AYKNSJJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Undefeated heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder will defend his title when he fights Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on Nov. 23, event promoters announced on Saturday.
The highly-anticipated rematch will reprise their enthralling 2018 New York bout, which American Wilder won in a 10th round TKO to inflict on Ortiz the only defeat of the Cuban's career.
Wilder, with a career record of 41 wins (40 by knockout) and one draw, has held the WBC title since 2015.
Since beating Ortiz, Wilder fought to a draw with Briton Tyson Fury last December, before knocking out compatriot Dominic Breazeale in the first round in May.
Veteran Ortiz, 40, has posted three victories since his loss to Wilder last year.
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