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Over a year later Deontay Wilder will cross paths with Luis Ortiz for the second time. The American will put his WBC heavyweight title at stake for the 10th time. Here are the Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz rematch predictions.
Before the much much-anticipated rematch with Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder will give a second shot to Luis Ortiz. Failing to preserve his undefeated records in the first bout, the Cuban was on a path to redeem himself. He won his next three fights and earned another chance at Wilder. The WBC heavyweight title clash is set to take place on November 23 in Las Vegas. The exact venue is yet to be decided, but online sportsbook sites in the US have already set the odds.
|Deontay Wilder to win||1.16|
|Luiz Ortiz to win||4.50|
Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz rematch predictions foresee an early finish
These next few months will be exciting for Deontay Wilder’s fans. The heavyweight kingpin plans to set the record straight and face his former opponents for the second time. Rumour has it Wilder has signed another fight for February 22. Recent online sportsbook news in the US claim his first opponent next year is none other than Tyson Fury. Wilder himself hasn’t confirmed any dates, but he has his sights at both Fury and Ruiz.
As for the upcoming bout, the “Bronze Bomber” will enter the ring with a 41-0-1 record that counts 40 knockouts. The 33-year-old boxer is practically one of the most fearsome knockout artists in the sport. While most critics question his opponent choices and last two bouts, Wilder truly holds an overwhelming power. He has an 83-inch reach and an orthodox stance. Betway Sportsbook analysts favor him with 1.16 odds in the upcoming bout.
Ortiz looking for a closure
Amid Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz rematch predictions, several experts expressed concerns over the outcome. They think that Wilder needs to finish Ortiz in early rounds to elude from possible injuries. Is that possible though? Last time the American admitted he was aware he had to wear Ortiz down to secure a victory. Will he go for a fast knockout this time?
With 4.50 odds the Cuban powerhouse is the avid underdog of the upcoming match. In all fairness, Luis Ortiz is the most underrated fighter in the heavyweight division. Despite his age, “King Kong” still has a good enough gas tank to go through a full fight. Let’s not forget the fact that he was sporting a clear reputation before facing Wilder last year. Since that fight, he has redeemed himself and is ready to clear his name.
Ortiz sports a 31-1 professional record that includes 26 knockouts. He has a 78-inch reach and a southpaw stance. For a 40-year-old man, he moves well and holds a solid defence. He can go toe-to-toe with any heavyweight and hold his own even against heavy punchers. That’s what practically happened in his first bout.
While bookmakers question Ortiz’s chances against Wilder, the Cuban can take advantage of the opponent’s dubious technique and subpar footwork. After all, there must be a reason for Wilder to grant Ortiz a rematch. Make sure to check the latest review about Betway Sportsbook, before placing any bets on this event.