WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1) is officially facing Cuba’s Luis Ortiz (31-1) in his next fight.
Wilder is coming off a first round KO win against Dominic Breazeale and a lot of people thought there’s gonna be a new negotiations process between him and Anthony Joshua, but it seems the 33-years-old American has other things in mind.
The champion announced the news via his Twitter account, stating the following:
Wilder v Ortiz II 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
To all my fans,
I want to announce that Luis Ortiz and I have signed for a rematch, with the date and site to be announced shortly.
All my controversial fights
Must get dealt with ASAP‼️#BombZquad pic.twitter.com/RZs7vLEhaj
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) May 28, 2019
The first meeting between the pair was in March 2018 when “The Bronze Bomber” TKO’d “King Kong” in the 10th round, but there was some controversial refereeing during the fight and many fans believed that Ortiz got unfair treatment.
Since then, the 40-years-old vet is on a three-fight winning streak, defeating Razvan Cojanu (KO), Travis Kauffman (KO) and Christian Hammer (UD).
It’s worth mentioning that Ortiz is currently third in the WBC heavyweight rankings with both Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury in front of him.
The date and the venue are yet to be determined, but some of the predictions are saying that the clash will take place in Las Vegas on September 29.