The Rematch is On! Luis Ortiz vs. Deontay Wilder Odds for November 23, 2019
Unless Luis Ortiz shocks the world when he squares off against Deontay Wilder in their rematch on Nov. 23, Wilder’s highly anticipated rematch with Tyson Fury should be one step closer to being a reality.
Wilder is expected to face Fury in February 2020 but must first get past Ortiz, a man he took out by TKO in March 2018. The overseeing official awarded the stoppage to Wilder after he scored a knockdown in the fifth round and twice in the tenth round according to BoxRec.
Although he lost the first time around, Ortiz and his camp aren’t lacking in confidence just days away from the bout.
“There’s no question that Luis is the most skilled heavyweight in the division and it’s not even close,” Ortiz’s trainer Herman Caicedo told Premier Boxing Champions. “Luis has true boxing knowledge. He doesn’t try to do anything else. He doesn’t try to be a businessman or start a rap group. When you eat, drink and sleep boxing, you become a master at it.”
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The Best Ortiz vs. Wilder Odds as the Ortiz Camp Calls Out Wilder
The Ortiz camp actually felt Wilder got the win by underhanded means.
“Blows that he throws with the inside of his fists, punching down from the top of the head,” Ortiz said, “and all kinds of craziness that he does, which makes it very difficult to get settled in any fight and quite frankly should be illegal and borderline criminal.”
Caicedo continued on by calling Wider a “street fighter” but. Wilder dismissed the comments as mental warfare. There’s always a “puncher’s chance” for the unexpected to happen but just in case you’re wondering which way OddsUSA is leaning, have a look at some stats below.
Despite being six year Ortiz’s junior, the 34-year-old Wilder has ten more fights (and wins) with a 41-0-1 record with 40 wins by knockout for a finish rate of roughly 95%. Ortiz sits at 31-1-0 with 26 knockouts, a rate of about 76%. Wilder will have a three-inch height advantage and five inches in reach.
“The Bronze Bomber” does give up total ring time to Ortiz but that’s because he isn’t paid by the hour. Wilder has totaled 136 rounds of ring time spanning 42 fights while Ortiz has 154 after 34 fights. Ortiz has only been stopped once himself but the numbers show there is no comparing the power between the two men.
Most recently, Ortiz went the distance with 24-5-0 Christian Hammer over ten rounds to earn a unanimous decision win. By comparison, Wilder needed just over two minutes to hand Dominic Breazeale his second overall loss, a KO, in May.
Although OddsUSA couldn’t confirm why, Breazeale has been suspended indefinitely by the New York State Athletic Commission. Our guess would be it’s a medical suspension. Need we say more? Look for that famous right hand on fight night.
Prediction: Deontay Wilder by KO/TKO