Wilder vs. Ortiz Announced

By Caryn A. Tate on September 20, 2017
Wilder vs. Ortiz Announced
“I’m not big on talking. I like to do all my talking in the ring and that’s what I plan to do.”

Tuscaloosa’s Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder will defend his WBC title against dangerous Luis Ortiz…

WBC heavyweight world champion and 2008 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) will defend his title against dangerous Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) on Saturday, November 4, live from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and broadcast on SHOWTIME (9pm ET/6pm PT).

The lineup of undercard bouts to support this exciting heavyweight title fight will be announced soon.

“I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and I’m excited that the time has come to meet Ortiz,” said Wilder. “Luis Ortiz is considered the boogeyman of the sport and I am the hardest hitter in boxing. When you put us together in a ring, you will get one of the best heavyweight fights in a long time. I will unify the division. This I promise. This is the first step towards unifying. Any heavyweight that gets in my way is getting knocked out.”

“Wilder has been doing a lot of talking about me and this fight,” said Ortiz. “I’m tired of hearing it. I’m not that big on talking. I like to do all my talking in the ring and that’s what I plan to do. I respect him. I know he hits hard, but I hit hard too. It’s going to be a great fight. I can’t wait to get in the ring and shut him up in front of everybody at Barclays Center on SHOWTIME on November 4.”

Tickets for the event, promoted by DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, are on sale now and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP.

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  1. Don from Prov 01:24pm, 09/21/2017

    Well, Wilder was right in saying he’d bring excitement back to the HW division—just look at the line-up he faced so far.  Now he fights the big guy who often looks like he may pass out from exertion in the ring, but he can box a bit and seems like he can punch too.  Things could be worse, I guess.

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