Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz It is scheduled to take place on September 4 at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California.
The battle between the two former heavyweight contenders could set up a big fight with compatriots next year top boxing champion Stable partner Deontay Wilder.
according to king of the draft, Ruiz is the favorite to win the round at -380. Ortiz is at a moderate disadvantage at +275.
Many saw the fight as Ruiz’s defeat. Given that he is more than 10 years younger than his Cuban counterparts, oddsmakers put their best bet on Ruiz winning by decision (+260).
Ruiz usually blocks his opponents in the first few rounds, but that’s unlikely to happen to Ortiz, a seasoned knockout artist who is strong on new legs.
Ruiz is likely to have a very competitive start, but he is likely to assert that his youth will dominate as the game progresses.
Both fighters have been relatively inactive since 2020, but a victory over the weekend could increase their chances of another glory.
Ruiz, 32, last seen recovering from defeat Anthony Joshua rematchbeat Mexican slugger Cris Arreola in his corner with new coach Eddy Reynoso in May 2021.
This Ortiz, 43Meanwhile, it struggled before finally stopping Charles Martin in six rounds last January.
How to watch Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz live?
Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Luis Ortiz will be live fox sports Pay-per-view in the US. Pay-per-view pricing has been set at $74.99.
The competition will take place on Sunday, September 4th. The main deck will start at 9pm ET/2am GMT. The main event tour is expected to begin at 12AM ET/5AM GMT.
The headlines were officially confirmed as Luis Ortiz weighed 245.25 pounds. Meanwhile, Andy Ruiz Jr., who has struggled with weight in the past, weighs 268.75 pounds.
The co-main event features Isaac Cruz vs. Eduardo Ramirez. The two lightweight contenders had a strong stare while weighing in as they refused to be distracted.